After all, who doesn’t want to live in abundance, prosperity, and wealth? The real question here is how to achieve this much-coveted yet seemingly hard task.
Does attracting money and financial good fortune entail working long hours and driving you to insanity or death? What is the point in having wealth when you are no longer able to enjoy it?
Is there some secret technique to make it happen with one’s wits intact and enough life left to appreciate and experience it?
You are in luck there. The good news is that there are numerous ways to attract abundance and still get to live and relish it.
1. Dare to dream
All profitable endeavors in life start with a dream. This works equally well for attracting abundance of money and wealth. Once you are convinced about its necessity and believe in the possibility of it happening, nothing can stop you from getting there.
In case you are encountering resistance to the idea from your inner voice, counter it with the questions “What if?” and “Why not?”.
The voice in your head is merely doing its duty by raising the red flag and trying to prevent you from pursuing wasteful efforts. Be firm and stick to your guns. Do not allow anything to distract or discourage you.
2. Shift your attitude
Wake up to the reality – affluent people invariably have an abundant mindset, while the not-so-fortunate ones have a scarcity mindset.
A scarcity mindset assigns a limit on everything, under the misconception that there is not enough in the world to meet everyone’s needs. This mindset is rooted in fear and works on a “either/or” framework. It stems from the belief that you cannot have it all.
This often leads to choosing love, relationships, security, and safety over self-expression and opportunity. On the other hand, successful people understand the importance of pursuing their goals and taking calculated risks.
An open mind and willingness to tread new paths can open up exciting possibilities. All you need to do is to be ready for them and grab them with both hands.
3. Build your own reality
Reality is subjective – it differs from person to person. Often you create your reality without being aware of the process. This means you end up with something you never wanted or wished for.
On the contrary, you can get actively involved in the process and exercise your choice. The choices before you are the ones that empower you and make you more confident and fearless on one hand and the ones that discourage you and make you feel insecure and unsafe on the other hand.
It is your prerogative to choose whether to believe in things that take you forward or others that hold you back from pursuing your goals.
4. No more excuses
Excuses are merely justifications for not doing something that you believe in. Often when you make excuses, you are not fully aware of its ramifications. You are creating roadblocks in your own path to the realization of your goals.
Is that what you want? The answer must be “no”. Then, stop resorting to excuses and get on with your work. Every belief you allow into your mind, every decision you make, and every one of those endeavors you undertake, are bound to affect your future.
If you want your future to be bright and perfect, better get rid of those annoying excuses. What you do today decides what you will have tomorrow.
5. Do not sell yourself short
How often have you thought that certain things are beyond your capabilities? How many opportunities have you lost because of that belief?
Your potential – what you are capable of – is a very elastic concept that can be stretched to accommodate your desires and dreams. The earlier you understand this and the better you grasp this truth, the better chance you have to pursue and live your dreams and the better your future will be.
Pause for a moment and consider the successful people in your close circle. Most probably you admire and respect them. The explanation is simple enough. You look up to them because of their realized potential. Unawares, you are drawn to them to get inspired and energized.
The choice is yours – whether you want to explore possibilities, build on your potential, and pursue and live your dreams or merely sit and question your abilities, wait for miracles to happen, and expect success and wealth to tumble out of the sky and fall into your lap.
6. Take the initiative
Don’t wait for an opportunity to come knocking on your door. For all you know, it may never. So, take the lead and pursue it actively. One way of doing this is by turning yourself into a magnet for them. After all, as the saying goes, if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
You have various options open to you to make yourself attractive for opportunities. Shifting your mindset, developing your skillset, enriching your relationships, and working on improving your health are just some of the choices you may consider.
7. Don’t rest on your laurels
You should treat every one of the victories as stepping stones to better things. If you are not careful, the feeling of contentment will creep in unawares, making you lose interest in further progress in your life.
The idea is to never feel satisfied enough to stop searching for ways to improve and advance. It’s not even about pursuing goals and achieving them. It’s about seeing how far you are capable of climbing up.
Not feeling satisfied with what you have doesn’t mean unhappy or ungrateful. You just value and appreciate all your blessings so much that you consider laziness or complacency disrespectful and offensive.
8. Be wary of chasing perfection
Being perfect is a double-edged sword. It can be your ally and motivate you to scale unimaginable heights. Unfortunately, it can also hold you a prisoner to your own goal. Learning how to use your affinity for perfection is the key to success.
Striving for perfection in every single act of yours can create roadblocks and place limitations on your way of functioning. If you are not careful, it is bound to ricochet back as self-hatred, self-condemnation, and self-punishment.
Your love for perfection can make you spend more time and effort than necessary in the pursuit of goals. Often this is seen as the refuge of those who fear failure.
Set yourself high standards. But don’t shy away from unfamiliar paths, challenges, mistakes, and failures. In fact, mistakes and failures are better teachers than victories and successes.
Being focused on your goal is imperative for success. This doesn’t mean that you should expend all your energy on the act. Too much focus can also be detrimental. It can easily turn into obsessive behavior.
So, if your pursuit of the goal is a long-term prospect, you better learn to relax and take a break to reflect on your life in general. This can help you see the bigger picture which is vital for success.
In your effort at attracting an abundant life, you should remember to stay in touch with your true self and never lose sight of your ultimate goal – happiness, fulfillment, and peace of mind. Without these, all the prosperity and good fortune will be of no use.
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