Could an aversion to money be holding you back from achieving the things you really want out of life? Not the things in life you want, but the things you want out of life. See the difference?
I’m changing my mindset and believe it’s really making a difference in the path I’m laying to build this business (which is just one of the things I want out of life). Stay with me a bit while I explain and I believe that just by changing your mindset, it could help you too.
Last week, I had an conversation with a very close friend of mine and we talked about how we both have an aversion to money. I didn’t realize I did. I’m very careful with our spending; but perhaps excessively so.
We’re not a family of excessive spenders. We save for large purchases. We rarely vacation. We fix things ourselves when they break. We recycle and re-use.
Yet even with these careful spending habits, money has still always been a worry for me. I worry about having enough for both the very near future and many years out. I worry about the big things like helping our children pay for college and about the little things like spending too much on a new pair of sneakers. I worry about having enough to pay each month’s bills and about the day that I’ll need to replace large appliances, a car, or the roof!
And because of that I worry about separating with it.
I’m so worried about tomorrow rather than building on today to make for a better tomorrow.
I have an aversion to money and it’s been holding me back.
There… I’ve admitted it.
And now… I’m doing something about it.
I’m thinking differently. I’m thinking in terms of ABUNDANCE!
What comes to mind when you think of abundance? Do your thoughts immediately go to money and the many things that money can buy?
When I was first asked this question, my own thoughts immediately went to my family, my friends, my home, my neighborhood, my dog, and while I don’t live extravagantly, the fact that I’ve always had the necessities. Yes, life is good.
So rather than think in terms of the dollar bill, I’m trying to think in much broader terms in order to achieve success.
I’ve titled this post, Think Abundance to Achieve Success, but success doesn’t just relate to business. Success also relates to health… family… life. It can relate to what ever goal you want to achieve.
Last Fall I was asked to join a group of emerging CEO’s. I backed out because I didn’t see my furniture painting business as one that could grow into a million dollar business; but now I know that I was thinking about it all wrong. Yes, I paint furniture and make a few dollars, but that’s only a very small piece of the potential here.
I write. I build websites. I promote and market. It’s those more abstract things that have the potential to grow my business.
So from now on, every time the thought of money comes to mind, I don’t think about separating with it. I think about the word ABUNDANCE and how the work I’m doing can help me achieve greater abundance!
I’m worrying less about sitting here writing this post that may not make me a dollar today, because I know that doing it is helping improve my writing for greater things tomorrow. I worry less about taking time off from work to attend educational and networking events because I know that it’s helping me gain experience and build relationships for tomorrow.
You still need to work hard and have a plan, things will not just fall into your lap; but it’s time to look at the bigger picture and think in terms of abundance!
Have a wonderful day.
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