“Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.”
I have a question for you : Why do you think only a few people are rich ? Is it luck ? Is it their circumstances ? Is it their family ? Well, some of them are indeed rich because of what I already mentioned but it’s a very small minority compared to those who are self-made.
The biggest reason why some people are rich and others are broke is because they have different beliefs about money. The key difference is in the way they think about money.
If you have been struggling with money for a long time then it’s more than likely that you also hold these limiting beliefs that are holding you back from becoming wealthy.
Here are the most common limiting beliefs about money that will hold you back from becoming rich.
1. Money is the root of all evil
Maybe you heard your parents, your friends or a family member say it when you were a kid. Most people believe that money is evil but can it really be true ? Do you think money can think and choose to be evil or good ?
Money is just a tool and you’re the one who’s using it. This is just a common excuse that people make to make themselves feel better about their lack of money. In other words, people find it easier to say that money is evil than to try and actually achieve wealth.
If you think money is evil then you’ll never be able to acquire wealth because you’ll start to feel bad if you ever start to see yourself as ‘someone who has money’
2. Rich people are greedy and corrupt
This is similar to #1 and people say it all the time. If you really think that rich people are greedy and corrupt, how can you possibly expect to become one of them ? Even if you do make it, you’ll subconsciously do everything you can to sabotage yourself because you’ll never be able to become something you resent.
While some become rich by unethical means, this doesn’t justify carelessly labeling everyone who’s rich as being corrupt or greedy.
People who believe this kind of thing are just jealous of those richer than them. They just say that to make rich people look bad so that they feel some kind of superiority over them.
3. Money is hard to make
If you believe that it’s difficult to make money, it’s just that you didn’t bother to look for smart ways of doing it. Most people have this belief because they never do the research. There are plenty of millionaires in the world, and a ton of them have already shared their stories and secrets to wealth but few people actually bother to look for the information.
If you believe money is hard to make, you just have to consider other possibilities. What are some examples ? Sell your skills, open a business, rent a space you don’t need, become a freelancer……
4. You can’t be rich and spiritual at the same time
Most people think you can’t be religious or spiritual and rich at the same time. Do you think you really have to be poor and struggle in your life to be spiritual ? Does it make you any more religious to be poor ? It’s highly unlikely.
If you think that wealth and spirituality can’t meet, think again.
5. To earn more you have to study more
This is also a very popular misconception. The majority of middle-class people think the only way to earn more money is to get another degree but is it really the case ? There are various options that are faster and way more effective (and way more fun) ways to earn money than getting a second degree like opening your own business, freelancing, opening a small shop…
Having a degree can be a great bonus, but if you really want to become wealthy, you’ll have to create some sort of business.
6. High income means you’re rich
You could be earning a million dollars a month, but if you blow it all on fancy cars and expensive hotels, it will inevitably go away. Having a high income doesn’t always mean you’re rich.
If you earn a lot of money, but you don’t keep any of it at the end of the month, then you can’t consider yourself rich. Why ? because when you use all of it, you’ll have no more money to invest, which is the smart way to grow your wealth.
In other words, if you never save money to invest, you’ll be broke once you stop working.
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