You don’t have to be rich to be happy.
This sounds elementary, or even trite, but many people subconsciously believe that they have to have $X in the bank before they can relax and enjoy life. But here’s the rub – once they achieve the goal, those same people won’t be happy until they have twice that amount in the bank! For them, life is a never-ending cycle of “never quite enough.”
Does this describe you, just the least little bit? Here’s what you need to know…
You weren’t born with that feeling of inadequacy, or that feeling of having to prove yourself, or that feeling of not deserving the good things that come to you. All throughout your life, you’ve heard messages from others. Some you’ve taken to heart, some you’ve discarded, and some came from people who were authorities to you and you believed them then and haven’t ever questioned them.
Hear this and believe it – many of those messages never were true about you and they aren’t true now. Perhaps your parents said to you, like mine said to me, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” That was their belief, and while it’s literally true, we internalized it figuratively, too. That cutesy way of expressing a lack of money impressed in us a feeling of “not enough” where wealth is concerned. So you work hard to make money, and you make money, and you think that once you make a certain amount you can relax and enjoy life. But when you achieve that goal, you won’t allow yourself to relax, because you still believe that there’s not enough where wealth is concerned.
Here’s the truth.
There is always enough. YOU are enough. Money is a good tool, but humor, intelligence and problem-solving skills are much better tools. Develop them, follow a path in life that helps you feel connected, needed and important, and you’ll never have to worry about having $X or $XX, because chances are, you’ll have $XXX.
And you won’t be focused on the money. You’ll be too busy being happy!
I’d love to hear about what you were taught about money and abundance – please post your thoughts to my Facebook page, and share this article with the person you thought of as you read it. Have a happy day!