1. Identify your beliefs about money.
The first step in making any kind of change is to be AWARE. What is your relationship with money? How do you feel? How do you react when you deal with your finances? Are you anxious, sad, fearful, or depressed? Do you feel at ease, relaxed or at peace? Start paying attention and perhaps take a few notes. When you realize and pay attention to how you feel, you can then look into the WHY.
2. You may need to change your beliefs about money
What thoughts go through your head when you are dealing with money? Perhaps you think “I’ll never have enough money”, “I can’t afford that”, or “I shouldn’t be buying this”. Beliefs are programs you have downloaded in your brain based upon your own unique experiences. It is said that we have our programs about life and money downloaded into our brains by the age of 6-8. So, what we experienced in our families and environment as a child are key in how we perceive things.
What programs are you running? If you want to know, just look at what you are experiencing in your world. Are you broke? Is there never enough? Maybe you just cannot seem to get ahead. What is your story?
3. Change the way you talk about money
The next thing to be aware of is how you SPEAK about money. It is one thing to think a negative thought, but when you put a thought into spoken words, you are exponentially reinforcing that thought in your brain.
Pay attention to what you actually say about money. Have you ever said or heard this “money doesn’t grow on trees”, or “we can’t afford it”? When you start paying attention to what you and others are saying, you will be amazed at how negative we are, in general, as a society.
4. Create new and empowering beliefs about money
What is your desired outcome? What do you want out of your life? The first step is to get absolutely crystal clear about what you want. Clarity is power. The more precise you are, the stronger your vision will be, and the more you empower your brain to come up with ways to turn that vision into reality.
Now it’s time to rid your mind of fear and self-doubt. Fear is one of the biggest traps that keeps people from taking action. Most people just sit around and will never take real action on their dreams or goals. They just keep saying, “Someday, I’ll do [this or that].” But the road to someday leads to a town in nowhere.
Commit to a better life. When you commit fully, cutting off any other possibility, you are going to push yourself to the next level and you are going to demand more of yourself than anyone else could ever expect. And that is true power.
Once you have decided on your path and committed fully, you need to take inventory of your situation. Notice what you are getting from your current actions and direct your mind towards assessing what is working and what isn’t. And then make the shifts. Resolve is about finding solutions to whatever may come your way.
By reprogramming your mind to focus on resolve, you can change your approach as required to attain the outcome no matter what obstacles, hurdles or circumstances come your way. Imagine that! That no matter what you encounter, you are conditioned for success. Frustration becomes a gift, because it means you are on the verge of a breakthrough.