If you’re struggling with how to attract money into your life, you’ll be interested in this post.
For most of us, learning how to attract money into our life easily is very difficult. I received the following email from one of my readers recently and it really struck a chord.
“Hugh, what is your definition of money and how do you picture it? The reason I ask is because I have tried so many different home study and coaching programs that tell you how to think and begin to manifest money and wealth, but they just don’t work for me. And no one seems to really want to take me there. I’m not saying that their programs have no value, but they don’t seem to ever really complete the picture. I notice you have a couple of programs of your own that you’re selling, so help me with these questions.
How does someone like me, who’s still not able to get it, get over the hump? I am working really hard and I want to create more abundance in my life, but I haven’t been able to make any of these programs work for me.”
Firstly, thank-you for the email. You’ve asked some really good questions and they’re questions most of us can relate to at one time or another.
Money, for me is merely energy … it’s a medium of exchange. There’s nothing good or bad about money, but rather it just is what it is and is a means by which I’m able to acquire things or services I desire, or by which I’m able to contribute.
By the way, debt is the same. It’s neither good nor bad, it’s just debt. How we feel about it and what we think about it can make the debt we may carry feel like a good or bad thing, but those are all feelings that are predicated on the mindset we hold around the topic. And of course, by law of attraction, what we are focused on and how we feel about it is going to determine what we attract.
When I’m visualizing about what I want, and if I take the time to peel back the layers of the onion, it’s never the money. Yet, this is a trap I catch myself falling into often — I’ll find myself focused on the money rather than what I really want. And what I really want is ultimately to be able to experience and feel something.
For example, I want to be able to take my family to Disney World and watch the enthusiasm of my kids as they ride Space Mountain. That’s the feeling of joy I want to have and that’s what lights me up. It may require some money to make that happen, but it’s the experience at Disney World that I’m after and that’s what I really want. And when I picture the experience in my mind, it triggers real emotion for me.
Which is exactly what I’m after.
The challenge with all of the “how to think and get wealthy” programs (including our programs), is not that someone is not willing to take you there, but rather it’s that no one can take you there other than yourself. And there’s the rub …
I know I often catch myself just wishing someone would take me by the hand and “show me how” and just fast track my journey for me. But of course that never works because the journey is 99% mindset and without the mindset, the mechanics just don’t have the same impact. And the only person who can change my mindset is me, but it takes a ton of effort, patience and persistence every day, even when it’s not obvious that it’s working or having an impact.
Developing the faith and the trust is such a personal thing … and it’s where the bulk of the work lies.
The best I can suggest to you is that there is a set of daily practices you can adopt that will help to build the habits of thinking that will result in a change of mindset over time. But the degree to which that mindset shift occurs depends entirely on your diligence in fully engaging with the practices every day regardless of how you feel and what’s going on around you.
In my opinion, that’s why most people “fail” at this. They don’t stick with the practices for more
than a few days at best and so not enough time has been invested to establish new habits. So of course, the old thinking habits then immediately kick back in.
I keep observing this behaviour even in myself. It’s difficult to stay focused on what I want when all of my present results or circumstances are to the contrary. It takes discipline and willpower to keep my mind focused on where I intend to go rather than where I am.
An Intrinsic Coach® and enthusiastic student of personal development, I’ve been actively writing on a range of related topics for over 10 years. The range of topics I share has varied over time, but I try to pick ones that will hopefully strike a chord with you. You may or may not always enjoy everything I write, but if you appreciate the effort please make a point to share it with someone else.
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