I have been doing some pretty exciting reading lately. Let’s see: Automatic Millionaire, Think and Grow Rich, Richest Man in Babylon. I know, I know, I am a wild and crazy woman when it comes to books my l literary choices.
There is a common thread woven into these financial advice books. This same thread is woven through The Secret, Anne Franks Diary, and even The Bible. That commonality is this: we are what we believe we are.
The state of your life is a direct reflection of your state of mind.
I have known this for quiet some time, but I just now really, really, got this part of it……it is not just your thoughts regarding your life as much as it is your beliefs.
I can go around all day saying to myself: “I am fit, healthy, wealthy, and strong.” “I am fit, healthy, wealthy, and strong.” over and over and over, till the cows come home……..with no change in my reality.
The difference shows up when I start believing it!
Think about this just a second here…….when you say to yourself : “I am too poor. I don’t have enough money, I am never going to get ahead.” You believe it. Whole heartily. You buy it:
hook, line, and sinker.
When in reality, for 99% of us, this is just not true.
Take a second and plug some numbers into this site. https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved/
If you live in the U.S. and make $25,000/year, you are in the wealthiest 5.3% of the world’s population. You earn 18 times the global average. At $25,000 per year, do you feel in the wealthiest 5% of the world? Why? Because you believe you are poor.
Once your thoughts expanded to a world view and you believed turning on hot water and having shoes on your feet puts you waaaayyy ahead of the majority, your reality would change. If you believed you were in the top 5% earners of the world, your reality would change to reflect that belief. More and more riches would flow to you because you believed, and behaved, as if they would.
Thoughts are energy.
They have power.
The Bible says he who has faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.
Harper Lee writes in To Kill a Mockingbird: People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.
What are you believing or having faith in? What do you look and listen for in your life?
Let’s take this example. Say I tricked you into believing your life was in danger. You believed it so much that you felt sweaty, heart racing, scared. Every sound meant danger. Every person a potential enemy. You wouldn’t sleep or have any peace of mind. Your reality would reflect your belief.
So, how do you make your mind believe you are wealthy, fit, strong….or whatever circumstance you are trying to improve.
When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears. Interrupt your worry and anxiety with gratitude. Wake up with a grateful heart. As your eyes open whisper “thank you for another day” as your feet first touch the floor “thank you for my ability to stand” as you prepare to work “thank you my body is healthy enough to work” as you prepare your breakfast and eat do so in silence while thinking “thank you for my healthy mind, thank you I can hear, thank you I can see, thank you I can eat without getting sick…..and so on all the way down your body.
As you put your shoes on “thank you for my shoes to keep my feet warm.” As your family awakes “thank you for their health, their presence in my home, their happiness.”
As you write out your bills: “thank you that I get to pay for electricity that keeps me warm, heats my water, keeps my food from spoiling” As you write the check for your cell phone “thank you for being able to have all this information at my fingertips. Thank you for a way to easily connect with the ones I care most about.” As you pump your gas “thank you that I have the money to pay for gas and I don’t have to walk to work everyday”
You get the point.
With your every thought and action regarding money think a thought of gratitude for being wealthy enough to live the life you get to live. If your thoughts are all about how poor you are you will draw more poverty to you. The more grateful you are the more you will have to be grateful for. Like draws like.
Abundance grows from gratitude.
It will change your life.
I am grateful for you taking your time to read my words. It humbles me.
Sending you all love.