Financial Abundance (Part 1)

‘Money makes the world go round’ is a saying that originated from the musical ‘Cabaret’ written in the 1960s.

The implication of the saying is that without money everything in our world would come to a crashing halt – and given our total dependence on it as a means of exchange, that’s a notion that’s hard to argue against!

At New Insights we like to think of money as an enabler. When used wisely and effectively it can help to bring about a better quality of life. So a healthy relationship with money is when you see it as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.

Sadly, for most of the population of this world, procuring sufficient money to enjoy the most basic standard of living is an ongoing daily battle.

There’s no doubt that massive manipulation and corruption, driven by vested interests and obscene greed have a big part to play in this sorry state of affairs. But this alone cannot explain why people from similar backgrounds and with similar opportunities often experience polar opposite levels of financial abundance.

So, what is it that stops some people from enjoying financial abundance in their lives, when others in their their peer group fare much better?

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”

– Steve Maraboli

 

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Financial Abundance (Part 1) (continued)

 

Mental barriers

The answer is generally related to a misguided belief that such people entertain … that financial abundance is simply not a possibility.

People from all walks of life create various mental barriers that prevent them from enjoying true abundance.

If you entertain limiting beliefs about money at a subconscious level, it will be difficult to move beyond a life of financial limitation because your subconscious mind will hamper any conscious efforts you make to succeed. This is why some people end up living from pay day to pay day, struggling to make ends meet their whole lives, even though they may seem, on the face of it, to have what it takes to go beyond that.

At some level (often quite deep and quite hidden) these people simply don’t believe that they’re capable of achieving financial freedom.

Even though they may harbour positive intentions of achieving financial success, they are not able to overcome the inbuilt barriers they have unwittingly constructed. At a conscious level, most people believe they’re doing everything possible to achieve their goals. However, in some, there is a part of the subconscious mind that isn’t convinced that they are destined to achieve success.

The more people avoid confronting issues at the subconscious level, the more obstacles to achieving what they consciously desire will continue to show up in their every day lives.

That’s the way our minds work.

Limiting beliefs

Think of all the people you know who seem to have a very positive, possibly even obsessive intent about creating financial success and yet never seem to get there. You know – the type of person who has read the entire ‘Think and Grow Rich’ series of books, attended every financial success seminar available, joined every money making scheme he can lay his hands on and said daily affirmations about making more money … all to little avail.

The problem is that such people go about wealth creation ‘symptomatically’, i.e. they do what they see other successful people doing – but they neglect to first deal with the core issue that’s holding them back – usually some type of limiting belief.

There are many different beliefs about money that hold people back. Some of the more common limiting beliefs are:
• “You need money to make money.”
• “I don’t have enough money to start a plan for financial abundance.”
• “I was never destined to have money.”
• “I’ve left it too late in my life. I’ll have to make do.”
• “If I invest money now, the markets will go down for sure.”
• “The whole financial thing is just too complicated for me.”

Keys to prosperity exist within

These are all cause-and-effect beliefs that impede or constrain the ability to achieve financial abundance. As a consequence, people often misguidedly think that the solution to financial success lies outside of – or external to – themselves (hence the constant search for some ‘magic money-making silver bullet’) when in reality, the keys to prosperity exist within!

To be continued …

 

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12 Comments

  1. prince
    Oct 19, 2016

    This is what i needed. i am inspired to work towards eliminating all my limiting beliefs

  2. Jana Field
    Aug 18, 2016

    I grew up with a father who always quoted ‘I would rather have love than money” – I have realised now, over the years, how I always looked to have “love” in my relationships and that the perceived lack of money was not important. Certainly a limiting belief for me regarding money! I have now, over the past few years, begun to realise that I can actually have both – love and money – and in fact, that makes for a very healthy, happy relationship:)

    • prince
      Oct 19, 2016

      True; you can have both and feel good about it

  3. David Turner
    Jun 14, 2016

    I totally agree with your post. Money should be treated as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. The key here is to use it wisely and effectively to bring about a better quality of life.

  4. Neo
    Jun 8, 2016

    Woow!
    This morning I had a radio interview, what you have written is exactly what I was discussing but different topic (though very similar topic to this article).

    Anything is possible to those who believe.
    We are what we allow our brain to process.

    Thanks Bill.

    • Bill
      Jun 21, 2016

      What a coincidence – good for you!

  5. Tracey Wilson
    Jun 8, 2016

    Thanks Bill… “too infinity and beyond” from here on out!!

  6. Yvona
    Jun 8, 2016

    Thank you for the reminder. A well thought of paradigm shift is a must in this case.

  7. Karen
    Jun 8, 2016

    The most significant words in Part 1, are the concluding 6 words. What an inspiring blog with a universally relevant theme.

    • Bill
      Jun 21, 2016

      Thanks Karen!

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