There’s been some amazing dialogue going since the post last week on: How Much is Enough? In the posts since, some great insights have come out and they’re helping people understand how they may be sabotaging their own prosperity. Let’s dig yet deeper and see what foundational beliefs YOU have about money and prosperity…
Brian wrote, “Millions ARE oppressed by others pursuing greed…which I define as money-generating actions that harm, take advantage of, or hoodwink others.”
What does this statement really translate as to most people?
“Rich people are evil. Poor people are just. The rich became so by taking advantage of the poor.”
Now if that is your core, foundational belief about money, do you really think your subconscious mind will ever let you become successful? Not a chance. It will work to self-sabotage every time you near a breakthrough.
Do some rich people get greedy and try to take advantage others? Absolutely. But it is important to note that many poor people do this as well. In fact, a lot more than rich people.
I will say that it was a lot harder to keep my moral compass when I was poor than when I became rich. When you need money to pay the electric bill or the rent, it’s pretty easy to validate some things you may not otherwise.
One day I saw a headline in the Fort Lauderdale newspaper. It read, “Millionaire Arrested for Murder”
Funny, I never saw a headline that read, “Poor Person Arrested for Murder"
Think about that. Really think about that, because the insights it provides you could be what cause you to really identify any limiting beliefs you have about money.
Would you have had that same reaction I did when you saw that headline? Well you can know the answer easier, because I used it for the title of this post. You’re busted.