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10 Beliefs About Money That Are Blocking Your Financial Prosperity

10 Beliefs About Money that are Blocking Your Financial Prosperity

Financial prosperity – I don’t think there’s a person among us who doesn’t want to succeed financially.

Most of us dream of what we would do if only we had a virtually unlimited supply of money at our disposal. We imagine the house we’d live it, what kind of car we’d drive. Having the means to travel anywhere in the world is another dream for many of us.

If only you had tons of money or your job paid more, or you’d been born to wealth.

“If only.” Are there two sadder words in the English language? They represent unrealized dreams. Worse, they smack of resignation.

But once you realize that you can achieve your dreams, that they are, in fact, possible, everything changes.

All you need is a change in mindset and a willingness to alter your beliefs about money and the mental blocks you’ve unwittingly placed in your way.

How Illogical Fear of Financial Freedom is Sabotaging Your Success

If you’re like most of us, you weren’t born into a life of wealth. Oh sure, some people are so lucky, but the likelihood that you’re not one of them is pretty high.financial prosperity boy staying afloat surrounded by trees and clouds

Still, you tell yourself, there are plenty of ways to make money. You work hard, educate yourself, and put your nose to the grindstone.

But somehow, it always seems like you’re barely able to stay afloat, much less realize financial prosperity and freedom.

You resign yourself to what is, rather than what’s possible.

So You Think You’re Not Afraid of Financial Prosperity?

Fear of success and financial prosperity sounds ridiculous, right? Who’s afraid of money, you ask.

Well, I’ll tell you who. You.

But rest assured, you have plenty of company when it comes to limiting beliefs about money. In fact, such views are all too familiar. They’re also toxic.

“People say they want more success in business. Often times this success is defined by money because money is tangible. By the same token, they are also afraid of having more money because as Biggie once famously said, ‘mo’ money, mo’ problems.’ ” (Amanda Abella, Inc.com, 2017, 3 Surefire Signs You Have a Fear Of Success.)

It’s funny how often fear stops you, isn’t it? Why, then, should your attitudes about money be any different?

Stop for a moment and think about your ideas surrounding wealth, money, and prosperity. I doubt it’ll take you long to see that the main obstacle blocking your pathway to financial success is you.

In fact, here are ten common blocks people carry around about money and financial prosperity. See if more than a few of them ring any bells with you.

And don’t worry, I won’t just point out the problems. I’ll also provide some simple answers. It’s the least I can do, right?

10 Limiting Beliefs That Are Blocking Your Financial Prosperity

 1. Money is the root of all evil:

I bet you’ve heard this one before. It’s a phrase bandied about with such frequency that it’s virtually lost all meaning. Not that it ever had much, to begin with, but let’s not split hairs.

The fact is, almost as soon as we’re old enough to speak and understand verbal communication the message that money is evil becomes implanted in our minds.

Money brings out the worst in people, causing them to behave in ways they otherwise never would.

How silly is that idea? The thought is downright laughable.

It’s not money that creates problems; it’s how people respond to it that does. And you have complete control over your response.

There are good people with lots of money and bad people with very little. And vice-versa.

The point is, it’s not the money that creates the evil. So throw this limiting belief out the window, where it belongs.

2. Only bad people have lots of money:

The idea that only bad people are wealthy is a close cousin to the whole money-as-the-root-of-all-evil concept. It just makes no sense.

Sure, there are some less than savory types who’ve earned their money through nefarious means. But there are equally as many, maybe more, people who have wealth and a good heart, all at the same time. Amazing, I know.

But again, this is another example of less-than-positive beliefs about money. You know what kind of person you are. How is it possible that financial prosperity is going to change the very essence of your character?

The simple answer is, it won’t.

3. Some people are just lucky and born to wealth:

The idea that the keys to financial success have already been handed out at birth is ludicrous. Yes, some people are born into wealth, but there are just as many stories of fortunes earned by people born into modest means.         financial prosperity key to success

Tips for financial success are as readily available to those not born into wealth as they are to anyone else. In fact, while luck can sometimes be a factor in success for some, it’s not necessary for reaching financial prosperity and freedom.

The financial prosperity you desire is as much within your reach as it is for anyone else. You hold the keys to your financial success.

“Every single person on this planet is worthy of success. It wasn’t handed out in small doses to a few select individuals when we were born. You can have the success you want, but not until you understand that it’s your actions, mindset and your commitment that need revision, not the world outside yourself.” (Kathy Caprino, Forbes, 2014, Success Won’t Come If You’re Afraid Of It.)

4. You feel you don’t deserve financial success:

For some strange reason, you hold the misconception that you’re not deserving of financial success. You don’t believe you’re smart enough, tough enough, or talented enough to be financially successful.

This feeling of being undeserving has no basis in reality. Why should you be any less deserving than anyone else? What is it about you that says you shouldn’t have financial security?

Money is a funny thing. We tend to grant it almost mystical power and then are surprised when those powers hold us back.

Once you rid your mind of the thought that you’re undeserving, you’re on your way to clearing limiting beliefs about money and building a secure financial future.

5. You settle only for what you feel is realistic:

If there’s one thing you should never do, it’s settle. Not in relationships or for an unfulfilled life, and definitely not for a limited amount of financial wealth.

I’m not sure what it is about we humans, but we tend to believe we can’t have too much of just about anything. We think there should be limits on what we can and cannot have.

Perhaps limiting beliefs are learned in childhood, or maybe we develop them over time as life poses us with challenges.

When you place limits on what you think you can have financially, you almost guarantee you’ll settle for less than you deserve.

I frequently talk with clients who vocalize a goal of making $100,000 in the next 12 months. I consider this a very realistic goal. However, when we actually start a conversation about what it will take to get there, too many people begin to waffle and decide they’d be content with a lower figure. Why settle? There’s nothing wrong with setting out to make $50,000 or even $25,000 ina year, but don’t shy away from higher goals. You’ll never make $100,000 if you consider half that amount to be acceptable. (Mindy Crary, Daily Worth, 2015, Common Money Blocks: Obstacles To Financial Success.)

Whatever the reason you’re limiting yourself when it comes to financial prosperity, you need to know that the sky’s the limit. Never settle for less than what you deserve. Always aim higher than you think you’ll go.

Dream big!

financial prosperity man looking at sunset

6. You give up or don’t even try because you believe it’s pointless:

Right along with the idea of settling is the tendency to give up. You experience a few setbacks. You hit a couple of walls. It’s not uncommon to think that there’s no point in even trying. You’ll never have financial success. It’s just too hard.

Wrong.

It’s true that success is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright hard. But if you believe in yourself, you can do anything. And if someone else has done it, that’s proof positive that you can do it too.

7. You worry about failing:

And here we are back to fear of failure. The idea that you’ll fail can be crippling if you’re not careful.

It’s almost a cliche at this point, but it’s a cliche for a reason. Humans are deathly afraid of failure. We stay in jobs we aren’t happy with, relationships that don’t work, and routinely make poor financial decisions out of fear. Don’t believe me? Take a look around. You’ll see people buy every type of insurance available, only because they are worried that something horrible MIGHT happen. There are entire industries dedicated to feeding off of our fear of the unexpected failure! (Millennial Money Man, 2015, Why Fear Is Stalling Your Financial Success.)

Again, it’s a question of mind over matter. You must learn to push your fears aside and push ahead. What’s the worst that can happen?

8. Money can’t buy happiness:

Who hasn’t heard this pithy phrase? Technically speaking, it’s true. Money can’t buy happiness. But I’ll tell you this: Lack of money is a surefire road to unhappiness.

Much like the idea that money is the root of all evil, we must again look to the fact that money is not the cause of anything. There are plenty of wealthy, yet unhappy, people, just as there are people who have little material wealth but yet seem happy.

No, money can’t buy happiness. That part is up to you. You make your life happy, or not. Money, in and of itself, doesn’t play into the equation.

9. You think you can’t handle money:

Another common block to financial prosperity is the idea that you’re somehow incapable of managing money. Maybe you’re not very good at math. Perhaps you think you’ll blow every penny you earn and never save a dime.

Again, how you handle your money is within your control. You can spend every dime, certainly. But you don’t have to do that. And that’s the key.

If necessary, educate yourself about how to save money or seek the advice of a competent financial planner. Anyone can learn to handle money. Yes, even you.

10. There’s only so much money to go around:

I’ve heard people say that there’s only so much money to go around and, therefore, there’s just not enough for everyone.

This attitude is a mindset of scarcity, and it’s a self-limiting belief about money that’s blocking your path to financial prosperity.

Rest assured, there’s more than enough money out there to go around. You have as much right to wealth and financial success as anyone else. It is possible to change your mindset to one that attracts wealth and abundance.

Clearing Limiting Beliefs About Money and Unlocking Your Financial Future

So hopefully by now, you realize that there are abundant blocks to financial prosperity, and the odds are you’ve succumbed to at least of few of them.

But today is a new day, and you have the means to increase your income, unlocking your abundance in all areas of your life, including financially.

financial prosperity dawn of a new day, sunrise

Another way to begin to attract wealth and financial prosperity into your life is through the use of positive affirmations. When it comes to your attitudes about money, your thoughts can indeed direct your results.

And you’re going to direct your thoughts toward financial prosperity. To do anything less is to block your pathway to wealth and happiness. And you deserve so much more than that.

What would your life be like when you are free of your limiting beliefs about money?

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