The desire to become wealthy might be something that you struggle with. Often the dream of being rich can be filled with ethical notions and conflicting thoughts that actually prevent us from finding the wealth that we desire. What can you do to overcome these conflicting thoughts and allow yourself to become wealthy?
Your dreams of being wealthy might be strong but if you have other thoughts about money that conflict with these dreams, your success is going to be limited. You might not believe that you have negative thoughts concerning wealth but often these ideas are so ingrained in our being that we don’t realize that they have power over us. Thoughts that money is bad or that wanting to be wealthy will make you evil can thwart even the most intense desire to find riches in our life. Getting to the root of the problem and removing these thoughts is an important step in becoming wealthy.
First, you might have a feeling that you don’t deserve to be wealthy. You might not admit this to anyone but you might feel that you’re simply not the kind of person that anyone would think of when they think of someone that is rich. You might not be able to really see yourself in the big house or in the nice car. You might not think that you are smart enough to become rich or that you have anything to offer the world that holds true value.
Changing how you feel about yourself and your ability to generate great wealth is the first step in your success. Great people from all walks of life and every degree of intelligence become wealthy. It’s not just extremely intelligent people or lucky people or even those that come from wealthy families that become rich in this world. It is true that everyone that becomes wealthy believed in their ability to become rich. On the other hand, those that are poor remain poor because they believe that this is their lot in life. Believe that you deserve to be wealthy in your heart and you stand a much better chance of achieving that goal.
Next, many of us believe the stereotypes and labels that our society puts upon the wealthy. In your own life, there may have been a defining moment that made you believe that rich people are bad or that everybody hates the rich. You might worry that other people will hate you or that along with your wealth you might earn one of these labels. You fear being rich for personal reasons or because you care very much about what people say about you.
Keep in mind that many of the stereotypes and bad things that are said about wealthy people are caused by jealousy. Most wealthy people have high morals and they feel a great responsibility to do good deeds with the wealth that has been bestowed upon them. You, yourself, could provide the support and help that your family and friends need while securing your financial future. You could give to different charities and provide aid to different causes that are important to you and your family. There is more good to be gained from becoming rich than you can imagine.
Finally, you could be plagued by your upstanding morals and conscience that reminds you that if you desire more money then you aren’t being grateful for all that you have. You might have a feeling that a desire to become wealthy is evil and to want more money to experience all the things in life that you wish to experience makes you greedy. You feel that you should be satisfied with your station in life and to ask for more of anything is an undesirable trait. You know that more money would solve a lot of problems and relieve a lot of stress in your life but you can’t get around the idea that wanting more money makes you feel bad.
To overcome this fear and the obstacle that it can become in your life, try not to think of money as your goal. Think of money or the dollar amount in your bank account as a number that is a measure of success. It’s simply a number. Call it something else such as credits or match sticks if this makes you feel better. Think of the money in your bank account as a measure of how hard you worked or how much the world values your help. The more you help the world, the more money you should see in your bank account.
Overcoming the limitations that prevent you from becoming wealthy and financially secure should be something that you focus on every day. Removing these stumbling blocks might be more important than anything else that you do in your life. It can mean the difference between being consumed with stress over money and feeling the freedom to live your life in the manner that you deserve. You have greatness within you. We all do. Don’t let that greatness wither on the vine. Give yourself permission to become wealthy and you will see changes in your life and your bank account.