If you're not making as much money as you'd like, then you're holding onto some negative beliefs about yourself and how much money you're capable of handling.
In this article we'll go through 10 of most common (and most limiting) examples of how people hold themselves back financially.
Subscribers to my ezine, "The Abundant Mind," get a Money Beliefs Quiz. From their results I've compiled these Top 10 Destructive Money Beliefs. How many can you relate to?
10. "Money is not spiritual."
Here's belief that you're somehow more spiritual or more likely to have a better afterlife if you sacrifice greatly this time around. Or that you'll suffer after you die if you pursue things you want, which you need money to buy. This belief is most often an effect of people's religious upbringing. Remember, you're here to live life fully right now. (Also see belief No. 1.)
9. "I'll get to it tomorrow."
When you put things off, you step out of natural flow which includes Abundance coming into your life. It's almost always based on your fear that you'll fail anyway, and that will disappoint you. So you delay what you feel is inevitable. Once you start living in moment, though, you let go of grip past held on you. You realize you're a new person now. You've learned and grown a lot since last time things didn't go as planned. (And that only happened because you still had not learned something you needed then to succeed, which you probably know now.)
8. "I'll probably just fail anyway."
We've probably all heard wisdom of Wayne Gretzky: "You always miss shot you don't take." When people don't take action because they're afraid they'll fail, well, guess what, by not even trying they already have failed. You have already succeeded just by moving forward. You may not achieve your objectives right away, yet you will still have learned some valuable lessons. And that makes it more likely you'll succeed next time.
7. "But we can't afford that."
This kind of thinking comes from scarcity and lack, not Abundance. It also gets people to focus on what they don't have (which empowers them "not-having"). They feel like things they do have are not enough. Instead, when you appreciate everything you do have, you come from Abundance and start bringing things you want closer to you. You also realize there is no limit to what you can become, accomplish or have.
6. "Rich people are greedy and dishonest."
The first person to spread this untruth must have been a poor person. The fact is that most people who become wealthy are at least somewhat aware of spiritual principles that allowed them to prosper. A key part of that is to stay in flow, which means giving back. Rich people are among most generous, too, and they started their habit of giving long before they started having a lot of money. Coincidence? Not a chance.