Its An Inside Job – Part 1
Whenever we read about building wealth or even attend a seminar for that purpose, we usually begin by assessing our present financial status. Were asked to calculate our assets and liabilities followed by a determination of where wed like to be in a certain period of time. Being armed with this data along with assessing our present earning and saving power, we then set out to structure our financial goals. Although we try to be realistic, we still want to stretch ourselves a little bit Â– after all, thats one of the purposes of setting goals, isnt it? To achieve more than we normally would if we didnt have goals in the first place. And also, goals are supposed to give us direction. So when actually seeking out these new financial goals, many of us fall dreadfully short. Did we not work hard enough or just plan poorly? Maybe, but its probably much deeper than that.
One tactic that many goal-setting gurus use to get more mileage out of setting goals is to find out WHY we want a certain goal. This certainly helps us get more leverage on achieving our goal, but to many people money is much more complicated than that. Money represents our upbringing and our culture. If were curious about our present level of prosperity consciousness, we need only take a critical look at our own lives. Our homes, our jobs, our bank accounts will all quickly tell us where we are in terms of prosperity - like it or not - our surroundings are simply the results of our thoughts and actions. Our level of satisfaction can be linked to the distance between where we are and where we want to be. However, two people with identical distances will almost always have different levels of satisfaction, and these satisfaction levels are linked to their personal levels of prosperity consciousness.
Heres something to ponder. What if everyone in the world were to throw all their riches into one big pile and then split all that wealth equally among everyone in the world? In a few years, who would then emerge as being wealthy and poor? Most people feel that very little would change Â– that the same people would most likely become wealthy and poor again. This assessment speaks volumes about prosperity consciousness. So what if were unhappy with our present level of prosperity consciousness, how do we change it? The answer is that we have to start getting comfortable with more prosperity coming into our lives. There are some simple things that we can start doing today which will dramatically increase our levels of prosperity over time. Bear in mind that these actions are not instantaneous Â– theyll need some time to yield results. Use Written Affirmations Â– It sounds elementary, but this little trick actually works.
Simply write down your affirmation 20 times each morning and each evening. We should choose an affirmation that suits our particular situation and prosperity level. To find out where to begin, start with this one: Â“I deserve to be wealthyÂ”. Does it make you feel uncomfortable when you write it down? If so, thats a sign that you probably need to use that one or something similar. You could also try this one: Â“I am bringing more and more wealth into my life each day.Â” Play around with words and see how they make you feel. If youre too outrageous, your subconscious will reject the idea, so you want something that makes you feel slightly anxious or uncomfortable. Continue using your affirmation for 30 days and then start using a different affirmation. The next affirmation should be a natural building block on the previous one. The key to affirmations is to be persistent and not give up on them because they seem ineffective, repetitive, and boring.
The fact is that you NEED to be doing them when they become repetitive and boring. Remember that youre trying to undo years of mental programming and repetition is required. Visualize The Outcome Â– Put pictures of financial goals in your mind and view them routinely. The best times for these visualizations are the first thing in the morning and right before bedtime. And it is also recommended that you add some exercises throughout the day as well. As with the affirmations, these visualization exercises are a matter of personal preference. We all visualize things in our minds differently depending on our personalities, so youll want to experiment with the pictures. Here are some things you can do with those internal pictures: try blowing them up in size, make them more colorful, give them noise, give them action, or increase the brightness. Keep playing with these attributes until you find the ones that excite you. Also, keep in mind that the content of these pictures will change over time Â– in fact, they NEED to change over time because youre trying picture more prosperity in your life.