Summary: “Gracefully accept and welcome the incoming flow of money.”
Suppose someone compliments something you’re wearing. You can respond in three ways:
- You can discount the compliment – “Oh, this old thing. It’s no big deal. I’ve had it a long time.”
- You can “milk” the compliment – “Yes, I only buy the finest…blah, blah, blah”…and on and on.
- You can gracefully accept the compliment and move on in a reasonable amount of time.
Which response do you think is most appropriate? Which response demonstrates the healthiest mental attitude and self-esteem?
Now, transfer these same thoughts to accepting potential material wealth, or more specifically, the flow of money into your life. Yes, I know wealth is not all about money. But, let’s talk about the monetary aspect of wealth. You basically have the same three options with regard to accepting the flow of money into your life:
- You can discount the attainment of wealth and consistently tell yourself it’s never about money and that money is not important.
- You can “milk” the attainment of wealth with the attitude that if you can’t make a lot of money doing something, it’s not worth doing.
- You can gracefully accept and enjoy the flow of money into your life.
I believe your attitude toward money can influence its flow, or lack of flow, into your life. It’s not really that mysterious. If your mental attitude concerning money dictates that wanting money is bad, or people who want money are greedy, or similar negative inner-voice messages, you will probably avoid whole-heartedly engaging in legitimate activities that could increase the flow of money into your life. These unproductive mental tapes running in your psyche could be limiting your material wealth.
If you are interested in some highly insightful thoughts on the flow, or lack of flow, of money into your life – buy a copy of How To Run Own Life by Jut Meininger (out of print, but available used) and read chapter seven – “How to Decide to Get Rich.”
By the way, the book will probably be a bit pricey, but there are many, many fascinating lessons in this book that will help you joyfully participate in life. It’s a great resource for those interested in human behavior and personal growth.
Joyfully participate in life today…Chris