I see people everywhere online, in books, popping up in conversations and groups, all talking about a “wealth mindset” and how you need to think wealthy in order to become wealthy.
For sure that’s real.
It’s also misleading a little, if taken to an extreme. For example, I’ve seen people so paranoid that their vibration would be off track that they won’t allow themselves to live freely or experience emotions, I’ve seen people do extreme amounts of self-help to the detriment of their balanced lives because they thought they were broken and until they were fixed they’d struggle financially…
But that’s really not true.
I know plenty of angry, wild and emotion-filled people with loads of money. I also know many people who work super-hard for high vibes (but maybe not as hard for actual cash or work) and don’t have money at all.
A balanced happy life with a great vision of the future is actually much more of a wealth-mindset than anything else!
Having been raised around some people who focused primarily on money and a deep and abiding use of all the affirmations and self-help of the late 80’s, I can tell you that a single-minded dive into Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous daydreams is not a wealth mindset. It’s also not something you need to be raised with, and it’s not a mystical things to achieve.
According to lots of fascinating science, you can train your brain to become more hospitable to money and it’s management, you can develop more of a wealth-magnetic mindset at any age… and you can do it all super-practically… and you can start right now!
First, let’s start here: no matter what you’ve earned in the past or where you’ve started, you can expand if you need to expand!
The Psychology Today article, “Can You Prime Your Brain to Get Rich?”explains:
“As humans we are uniquely aware that we have brains and bodies capable of adaptability, that we can affect the course our lives take, that we can make choices along the way that vastly affect he quality of our lives- biologically, intellectually, environmentally, and spiritually. We have the ability to mold our very beings to become what or who we wish to become – and that includes intentionally becoming someone who earns a lot of money.” – Susan Reynolds
Taking a longer view- rather than looking for quick rewards- may have something to do with creating a wealth-tuned mind.
Researchers at Stanford University amongst other Universities have expounded on the idea that the ability to delay (early) gratification at a young age shows effects that purport someone to have more success, health and wealth in life. Instant gratification is defined as a desire to attain and experience pleasure without any delay. If you want something you want it in that moment and the secondary consequences fall to way side in lieu of the pleasure you will receive from getting what you want (a feeling, money) – it’s the opposite of working hard to achieve what you want in order to bring in the rewards of your efforts.
The foundation of research in this area was rooted in a famous experiment called, “The Marshmallow Experiment” conducted at Stanford University in the 1970’s by the lead experimenter Walter Mischel. The study was performed on nursery school students between the ages of 4 and 5 years old. The children were placed in a room and given the choice between eating one marshmallow, or receiving two marshmallows if they could wait alone for 20 minutes in the presence of the marshmallow. Twenty years later these students were contacted and assessed and it found statistically significant that those children that waited for the second marshmallow had higher SAT scores and lower body mass index ( ratio of weight to your height).
James Clear stated the long-term implications of the study: “The researchers followed each child for more than 40 years and over and over again, the group who waited patiently for the second marshmallow succeeded in whatever capacity they were measuring. In other words, this series of experiments proved that the ability to delay gratification was critical for success in life.”
What this experiment revealed is that self-control and discipline are important factors in living a healthy, successful life.
Also, we have those defeatest beliefs about ourselves and our capabilities….
Your brain has a natural propensity to operate on past experiences.
With this in mind, you may need to reassess your idea about money.
No matter what anyone says, you can’t erase memories in your brain (at least not safely!) and so, to create new ideas that predominate your mind about monet, it’s more a matter of developing beliefs that you practice enough that they become a part of your day, naturally.
If you feel unworthy of rewards or success, can you write yourself a wish list of small but needed and wanted things (*like the eco sunscreen I need, or the berries at the market that are a small indulgence, or the book you’ve wanted to read…!!!) and give yourself a gift from that list, even reluctantly at first, every week or even several times a week, for several months?
It’s an action that can remind you, in practice, all the time, that you are worthy!!!
This is what feng shui does in your home: your intentional environment that boosts your self-esteem constantly lifts up your life.
Were you taught that affluent people were just privileged from the start of their life or sort of ordained as specially talented?
This isn’t the factual case. Good old hard work really does pay off. No, I’m not advocating working harder and harder until you are drowning in work and paining your way through it, but… there is a whole lot to be said for how much a solid work ethic pays off…!!!
“While the vast majority of respondents (77%) grew up in middle class or poor, success was attributed to hard work, ambition and family upbringing. From giving back and trying to save well and investing wisely, the wealthy in America today are driven by a contemporary set of principles and compose a new picture of what it means to be wealthy.”
The study also found that 81% of the investors had a sense of prioritization. They chose to remain focused on their future goals, long-term financial security and the financial security of their family.
So… very simply… a wealth mindset in practical terms begins with a strong decision, continues with dedicated work with a long-time vision, and continally practices- in action- all the self-affirming behaviors that promote a healthy amount of confidence, self-esteem and revitalization.
Two more huge things to keep in mind if you’re looking to boost your walth mindset in simple actions-
Wellness is essential. If something is destroying your wellbeing no matter what the money, it’s not building wealth. Long term, always think with wellness and your whole life will thank you!
And… giving is the point of all of this, right? After all, we can’t take our money with us to future lifetimes, so creating a legacy is a daily experience! Kindness, generosity, giving… this is all life-illuminating and vital!
Enjoy tuning your mind to more expansive energies & have fun making your dreams come true!
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