Be sure to change these beliefs if you want to become wealthy
I know quite a few wealthy people. I also know quite a few people that want to become wealthy but will never achieve it.
How do I know that?
Because they have some incredibly negative beliefs that hold them back. I’ve never met a wealthy person that has these beliefs.
If you’re not attracting wealth, you may also have one or more of these beliefs.
If you do, don’t worry too much. Once you’re aware that you have them, you can work to change them.
So, what are these negative beliefs?
Negative belief #1 — Thinking that all wealthy people are dishonest
My guess is that a large proportion of the population has this belief. While there are obviously some wealthy people that are dishonest, don’t make the mistake of believing all of them are.
This belief is so destructive because it means that the only way you think you can become wealthy is by some form of dishonesty. If you’re an honest person you won’t bother even trying.
I think there’s also an element of using it as an excuse to not do anything. If you instead believe that honest people can become wealthy, that means that you can become so as well.
If you can become wealthy, it means you need to put in the work to achieve it. If you’re too lazy to do that, it’s easier to just cast all wealthy people as dishonest. You can then sit on your butt all day and pretend it’s not your fault that wealth has eluded you.
Negative belief #2 — You need money to make money
This is another very common belief that will hold you back. Many people start their journey from a place of debt but still manage to become wealthy. I personally got from debt to $1 million.
Of course, it can make your journey easier if you have at least a little money to start with. But you can easily get that by simply getting a job and saving.
I think too many people read about entrepreneurs who maybe got a $1 million investment before building their $100 million company. But those are outliers. You shouldn’t be comparing yourself to such people. Instead, you should compare yourself to those that built their wealth from nothing.
As with the first belief, I also see this as a kind of excuse. If you don’t have money to start, you can also sit on your butt all day and do nothing.
Negative belief #3 — Money doesn’t buy happiness
It might not buy happiness but having money makes your life a damn sight easier. Money can solve many problems in life. Build enough wealth, and you’ll have total freedom.
You can buy a house, dump that job your hate, go traveling, volunteer, or do any number of other things.
I’d rather be unhappy with $1 million in the bank than $0.
In any case, the point of making money isn’t to buy happiness. It’s to make your life more comfortable and to be able to help those around you.
Do you have any of these negative beliefs? If so, maybe it’s time to replace them with a set of positive beliefs.