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“I need money to survive.”
This is a survival mentality and a self-fulfilling prophecy. To the extent you believe this, you therefore become more and more desperate for money. You lose all sense of morality, character, and purpose because survival trumps all these things.
It’s a downward spiral.
As you become desperate for money, you begin to focus all your energy on money. You focus on the fact that you do not have enough money. And you are the boss of your thoughts. Your subconscious screens and scans possible circumstances to bring into your circle of life, to prove your premise, and make your belief come true.
Because you think there is not enough money, you begin to chase it and it begins to run away. You are so desperate for money crumbs, you eat seed, do not plant or invest anything for later, and you begin to consume your tail once the seed is gone. This focus on daily survival keeps you right there, in survival mode, because you bring to pass what you focus on most.
Life becomes all about survival, and its hard and cold and jaded. There is no joy or purpose or beauty. Only money can satiate our ever-growing need to survive, not thrive.
SOLUTION: Live your life and your purpose. The truth is you will not die without money. But you will die inside without a will to live. You will die inside as you live someone else’s dreams. Use your will to live for joyful living, to sustain your purpose and cre- ate independence from money, so that you are not a slave to money.
Instead become a servant to your dreams and true purpose. Invest in yourself and in your dreams. This will cause you to stop focusing on the fear that you do not have enough money. Money and resources that arrive on your scene will be invested fruitfully and therefore will support who you truly are. It may take longer and will not necessarily be in the form of small weekly stipends, but your needs will be met.
You have invested all of your life in someone else’s dreams. You have been trained from Kindergarten all the way through college to be in the workforce for someone else’s dreams. Therefore expect to in- vest a few years in your own life purpose and dreams before you begin to see a payoff!
Deborah S Nelson is a guest blogger for PickTheBrain and the founder ofAuthor Your Dreams Publishing
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