Is a Poverty Mindset Holding You Back?

Is a poverty mindset holding you back?  Have you been taught that money is evil?  Rather than the truth, which is that the LOVE of money is evil…but money itself is just a measure of how much we are helping other people?  I have struggled with that poverty mindset myself.

I grew up believing rich people were bad people.  And since I certainly didn’t want to become a bad person, even when I earned money–sometimes lots of it–I quickly gave it all away or lost it in unwise investments.

Here is some information from T. Harv Ecker that I believe you will find very helpful. I know it helped me.

If you want to create wealth, it is imperative that you believe that you are at the steering wheel of your life. You create every moment in your life, especially your financial life. If you don’t believe this, then you must believe you have little or no control over your life and that financial success has nothing to do with you. That is not a very rich attitude.

Instead of taking responsibility for what’s going on in their lives, poor people choose to play the role of victim. Of course, any “victim’s” predominant thought process is “poor me.” And presto, through the law of intention that’s literally what they get: “poor,” as in money, me. Having said that, how can you tell if someone is playing the victim?

They leave three obvious clues.

Clue #1: Blame

They blame the economy, they blame their type of business, they blame the government, they blame the stock market, they blame their employer, they blame their employees, or they blame their up-line or their down-line. It’s always something else or someone else. The problem is always anything or anyone else, but them.

Clue #2: Justify

Or they justify their situation by saying something like, “Money’s not really important.” Let me ask you this question. If you said your husband or your wife or your boyfriend or girlfriend or your partner or any friend whatsoever, wasn’t all that important, would they be around for very long? Doubtful!

People come up to me all the time and say, “You know, money’s not really that important.” I look them squarely in the eyes and say, “You’re broke! Right?” After a few stutters they usually blurt out something like, “Well, right now I’m having a few financial challenges but…” and I retort, “No, not right now, always, you’ve always been broke or close to it, yes or no?” At this point they usually nod their heads in agreement.

Clue #3: Complaining

Complaining is the absolute worst possible thing you could do for your health or your wealth. Why?

Because there is a universal law that says, “what you focus on expands.” When you are complaining what are you focusing on? What’s right with your life or what’s wrong with it? You are obviously focusing on what’s wrong with it and since what you focus on
expands, you’ll keep getting more of what’s wrong.

Through the law of attraction, whereby “like attracts like,” you are actually attracting “crap” into your life. You are like a “crap magnet.” Have you ever noticed that people who complain a lot seem to have crappy lives? It’s like everything bad keeps happening to them. They say, “Of course, I complain, look how crappy my life is.” Now you can
finally explain, “No, it’s BECAUSE you complain that you have a crappy life.”

Now, I’m going to share a secret with you…


Yet being a victim definitely has its rewards. What do people get out of being a victim?… Attention. Is attention important? Absolutely, for many people it’s what they live for.

But, as we said, there is no such thing as a rich victim; so in order to stay a victim these attention seekers make darn sure they never get rich.

It’s time to decide. You can be a victim OR you can be rich, but you can’t be both. It’s time to take back your power and acknowledge the fact that you create every moment of your life. That you create everything that is in your life and everything that is not in it. That you create your wealth and you create your non-wealth and everything in between.

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