10 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet
Category : Wealth
10 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet
Have you given any thought to the reasons you’re not rich yet? Have you ever wondered how it is that two people with the same background can end up in wildly different places? I know really some smart people from my hometown who didn’t amount to much, financially, and other people of moderate intelligence who seem to be rolling in the dough… why? What keeps holding some of us back?
Here are ten reasons you’re not rich yet, and they all have to do with what’s going on in your head.
1) You’re Coming from a Place of Lack, Not Abundance
One of the classic mistakes that keeps people from moving ahead financially is focusing on everything they *don’t* have. The more you do that, the more you won’t have it—this is a fundamental law of prosperity.
Instead, think about how rich you truly are. Do you have friends who care about you, family that loves you, excellent health, a creative mind, enough money to pay the bills, etc.? Be grateful for them! An attitude of gratitude attracts more good things into your life. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, as they say, and you catch more riches by being grateful for the ones you have rather than by failing to recognize them.
The more you start to be grateful for the things you have, the easier it is to accept the idea of abundance in your life. Focus your mind on the idea that you have abundance financially, emotionally, and spiritually and you’ll begin to attract those things into your life.
2) You Don’t Believe You’re Worth It
What’s your relationship with money—negative? Why?
Focus on believing that you’re wealthy, and imagine what that would feel like. Some people find it hard to do this thought exercise, because they are so accustomed to feeling poor!
You can shift your thoughts about wealth by doing this: Focus on a project you completed that blew your boss away. Remember the sensation of feeling proud, accomplished and talented. Fixate on those feelings for a few moments, and then imagine feeling that way when you open your checkbook or pull out your wallet.
3) You’re Always Broke
Don’t think of yourself as broke—if you do, the Universe will think that’s what you’re asking for, and that’s what you’ll always get.
Try this: make imaginary checks out to yourself, and for every credit card or person you owe money to, write out the following: “Dear ____, I am clear of debt with you, and I give thanks for the ability to pay this off completely and fully.” Or try writing “I am free of debt” on your bathroom mirror, just to remind you every day where you are headed.
4) You Don’t Take Chances
Rich people go outside their comfort zone—they have to, in order to take risks.
Seek out mentors who have what it is that you want, and rely on their advice to help you navigate smart investments and take worthwhile risks in order to improve your income.
Don’t stay safe in your comfort zone—that will only give you results that you’re used to getting.
5) You Don’t Think Outside the Box
Think for a second about some of the ideas you’ve had, but never followed through on.
It’s possible that you already have a million-dollar idea, but have never tried to make something out of it—possibly because it seemed too hard or it seemed like a lot of work.
Success looks a lot like hard work. Maybe it’s time to act on that million-dollar idea!
6) You’re a Follower, Not a Leader
Step outside of the pack, and forge your own path (one that has never before been walked on!)
Focus on becoming a pioneer instead of letting someone else lead you through your own life.
When you follow, you’re not being authentically you—when you are true to yourself and do what you love, the money will always follow you!
7) You’re Always Comparing Yourself to Others
No one has your unique gifts, talents, and skills—don’t waste time comparing your road to success with anyone else’s (it’s like comparing apples and oranges).
Focus on your accomplishments along the way—that will help motivate you to continue progressing financially.
8) You’re a Victim
Have you ever caught yourself blaming someone else for your own failures? (If only my coworker hadn’t gotten that promotion, if only my wife supported me more…)
You’re not rich yet because of your own thoughts and lack of discipline. It’s not anyone else’s fault, so take charge of your own life and make change happen.
Focus on what you can control, and set up a daily plan to accomplish small goals (which can then help you accomplish the big goals!).
9) You Don’t Follow Through with Goals
Losing momentum? Don’t focus on instant gratification, but instead focus on the process of becoming wealthy and rich beyond your imagination.
Set smaller goals that can be met each week, or even each day, that will help you achieve your larger monthly and yearly goals.
10) You Don’t Believe in Yourself
Every single person on this planet has something unique to offer, but not everyone is aware of this truth. You might have told yourself that other people have what it takes to succeed, but you don’t. Baloney!
Make a list of everything you’re amazing at, and everything that makes you unique—post it on your fridge and read it at least once a day. Remind yourself that you are amazing.
As you start to believe in yourself, you’ll take more risks, attract what you love doing, and find money practically dangling in front of your eyes!
A Few Last Words…
If you feel like you just don’t have what it takes to become wealthy, you will never become wealthy. The reasons you’re not rich yet are your worry, anxiety, and fear. Instead, think of yourself as a rich and successful person, and you soon will be.