Last post we looked at some statements people from my old coaching program made when I asked them what prosperity was. I said that I felt they were actually negative. Let’s look at each of them in turn:
“God, this is so simple if you can get the money out of your greedy heads for one second.”
I don’t want to get money out of my head, because I see money as a fundamental component of prosperity. And I certainly don’t want to equate thinking about money as greedy. Affirming statements like this can cause you to think that the simple act of thinking about money (or cars, clothes, houses, etc.) is greedy.
In fact, no one thinks about money more often then poor people. They are consumed with trying to get more of it, and as a result, miss out on enjoying a lot of the other prosperity in life. When I was broke, I thought about money all the time. Now that I’m wealthy, I almost never think about it. But when I do, it’s in a positive context.
“Putting it simply, if you attach importance to money (whether you actually have a lot of money or not), you are not prosperous.”
Really. Because I kind of think money is important. It is what builds schools, finds cures for disease and gives people freedom. Poverty is bondage and debt is a prison.
I did a little survey. When I ordered my new Viper, I inquired if they would accept the importance I attach to money, instead of the actual money itself. They seemed less than impressed with the idea, and in fact, demanded cash.
Seriously, I always cringe a little when I see statements like this. Just like I do with our third example: “It’s only money,” or “Money doesn’t buy happiness,”
I don’t even like to say things like, “I can’t afford that,” as I believe it all affects my subconscious mind. I would rather say, “I choose not to buy that at this time,” or “It wouldn’t be prudent to purchase that item at this time.”
I believe that when you say things like, “It’s just money,” you create a negative energy that repels money from you. I celebrate money! Now this brings up another important issue, the worship of money and material things. I think we would all agree that when you worship material things over all else, you are in for a big fall. So where do we draw the line? Please check in with your thoughts, and that’s where we’ll go next.