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Understand your beliefs about money

by Roman on May 29, 2008

Understand your beliefs about money

This is INSIGHT 6 from a set of rules about how to get rich

Myths about money

Everyone is raised up with some kind of beliefs about money. While some of them might be true, they are mostly wrong. A lot of these myths come from our parents and the ways they raised us.

There is probably an infinite amount of beliefs about money that are wrong. I’ll try to list at least some of them here.

Money myths

  • Money is the root of all evil
  • Money is dirty
  • I don’t deserve to be rich
  • Money is always made by people who are greedy and dishonest
  • You should never boast with money
  • Always keep to yourself how much money you are worth or how much you are paid
  • You can’t have money and a pure soul at the same time
  • If you get rich you will lose your friends
  • You can’t have money and happiness together
  • The more money you have the more you want
  • Its better to be poor
  • I am not meant to be rich – If I was I would already be rich
  • I am not the type of a person to be rich.

Think about this list a little.

Do you have any beliefs about money that are wrong?

Did you find any myths from the list above, that you believe to be true?  Or maybe you believe in a myth that wasn’t listed?

In either way you should take some time and think about these “money beliefs”.

Where did they come from? When was the first time you heard this myth? Who told it to you? How is the person who first introduced you to that myth getting along in life? Can you think of any reasons why this myth is wrong? (if you can’t, ask me in the comments – seriously)

Going over your money beliefs is a MUST DO things if you are planning to get successful. If you believe in the wrong thing it is inevitable that you achieve the wrong thing as well. If you believe that you don’t deserve to have money, you will unconsciously undermine everything you are doing and never become rich. That’s life!

Get rid of stupid beliefs

Question all your beliefs and try to understand if they are true or not. Get rid of the beliefs that are stupid and irrational. These beliefs are holding you back and keep you from making money!

Good beliefs about money

There are some beliefs about money that are extremely helpful to have in your journey to become rich. Here are some of them:

  1. Money is OK
  2. To want more money is OK
  3. I will get rich
  4. I am willing to work hard in order to get rich.

Rich people don’t have the wrong beliefs about money that the poor do. Therefore in order to become rich we have to think as rich people. This can be more difficult than you think!

Things to keep

Here is a short poem that I once found from a postcard

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive, because your words become your actions.

Keep your actions positive, because your actions become your habits.

Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your lifestyle.

Keep your lifestyle positive, because your lifestyle becomes your destiny.

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Adam Primero May 29, 2008 at 10:07 pm

It’s the lack of money that is the root of all evil.
That was all well said Roman. Great piece.
If you had never gone to John Chows site I would have never found you, and I thought I was going to learn something there.

Roman May 30, 2008 at 2:14 am

😆 I agree – it’s the lack of money that’s the root of all evil, not the money 😆

Talking about John Chow – I just thought that I would need to kick in another commenting campaign over there! Maybe I’ll find some more interesting people that way!

Adam Primero May 30, 2008 at 8:08 am

Are you saying your current readers are not… 😉
Yahoo mesenger me adamprimero@yahoo.com

Roman May 30, 2008 at 10:17 am

lol Adam. When I said “more” I meant more people who are as interesting as you guys!
I’ll look into yahoo messenger today – i haven’t tried it yet!

Hey Arnold August 21, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Money is not a trap as people perceive it to be. Money is a “tool, it’s a weapon”. It solves problems that you can’t solve them ordinarily. For instance to pay your bills and do other stuffs you need money to solve them for you. God wants us to be blessed financially in our lives so he made money available to us(mankind) so we can take care of our material desires here in this world.
Money becomes evil only when you don’t know the purpose/use of it. The moment you lose your “ability and the will power” to control your habit with money that’s when you the owner becomes evil cos you’re now the slave to your money. Think multiple over this example of mine. Assuming you don’t have the money to get all what you want but your scale of preference outlines good stuff to do when you make more money. Now you got what you’ve longed and suffered for, that’s the money. But here is the case where by your attitudes towards people have changed cos your wish to get money reality. Money walks, bullshit talks. All I’m saying is that you what you are even before you got the money. You already conceived evil in you about what u do when you get money. Just that you’ve not got the money so your evil intentions are not known. I think it’s man that makes money evil. People, think about what I’m saying here. Remember this always; “Adversity introduces a man to himself, Money makes monsters”.

Hey! Arnold August 21, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Money is an incentive, it where you are assigned to. There’s a rule to making money for ourselves, and thats is “Work hard to enjoy the fruits of your toil and labor”. You don’t work you don’t gain so you remain poor.

“You will always move toward anyone who increases you and away from anyone who makes you less.”

“Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.”

“What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.”

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

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