Everywhere I look of late abundance hits me in the face. I am very happy about it, as it means I notice the abundance in my life. It wasn’t always like this however, I used to sometimes wonder, how can I be living in the lucky country and not have this or not have that…
Have you ever wondered that? Or have you wondered how come that you are doing what you have always done and yet your standard of living seems to be dropping? And yet at the same time there are people that seem to be becoming instant millionaires in their 20s, 30s and over? And often these people are not even amongst the ‘educated’ ones… How do they do it? Must have won the lotto, or married money, or may be even inherit it… or may be they just had a different formula to yours.
So what is the conventional success formula that we all get told about as we are growing up? Generally it is – go to school, get a good education and get a job, followed by working hard until you retire. It is funny how the statistics are generally not disclosed that by the age of 65 generally people end up dead, or dead broke. I am not sure about you, but this doesn’t seem like a good formula to me!
Out of the people that are alive, only 4% are financially independent by the retirement age, which means only 4% can actually afford to stop working and continue to have a comfortable lifestyle. What do you need to have the lifestyle you want, generally time and money.
There are only 1% that become millionaires, but what makes them a millionaire doesn’t necessarily gives them a lifestyle, as often these people are asset rich and cash flow poor. That is again not the place you want to be in.
This was the grim reality of what is happening today, and I hope this doesn’t make you go ‘all too hard, I do not have any luck, what is the point in even trying’. I hope that instead this spurs you into action! What is it you need to learn? Well just look at what 96% of the population is doing to start with, and do the exact opposite.
And the best way to start looking is within! What is holding you back? One of the things people do it spend their life in denial. The message about money is all around us, denial is one of them we are taught. Did you ever try to go and make yourself more money, have you ever came across people telling you that ‘money is not everything?’ or you may have even told yourself that. Tell me that it is not just denial.
Like we said before Lifestyle = Time + Money. So it is a very integral part of what we are aiming for! I am not saying make money your god! Nor should you allow money control you, what you need to do is master money, learn to make money work for you as opposed to you working for it. And once you master that, money will not be an issue, and you will have all the time to spend with family, friends, health and anything else that you have on your top priority list.
Subtle shifts in your thought pattern like that can make a massive difference in your mindset, and in your life! I love my family, and as such decided to master money so I can have the freedom to spend more time with them.
So what are the other reasons people fail to succeed? They lack accountability, they prefer to blame others for their issues, especially when things aren’t working the way they want them to. Or if they don’t blame then they make excuses. Things like, needing to find the right job, having debt to pay off, if only someone helped out… Unfortunately all the blame and excuses are based on past experiences. It is a waste of energy.
You need to devote your time now to create your future, so let go of the past, move on, forgive to those you need to and focus your energy on you, and on creating space for the new. Take responsibility of your mistakes and learn from them, accept responsibility and reclaim your personal power.
The next big thing is action taking! Once you are accountable, you need to be ready and willing to take massive action. You seen above we mentioned that your lifestyle deteriorates if you always do the same thing… Why? Because it works just like inflation… over time if your action is always the same it ends up worth less.
It is not just any sort of actions, it is consistent and quality action. Ask yourself, will the action you are about take make a difference? How will it contribute to your goals? Is it the best use of your time and energy?
The next thing toward your abundant life will need to be an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for what you have. The more things you are thankful for the more of it you will see in your life. One of the best things you can start your day with is to find five things you are grateful about, it will change your whole day, it will out you in an abundant mindset immediately and will raise your energy for the whole day!
Accepting what you already have will pave the way for more!
Can you see the difference between abundance and lack now? To make it easy, Denial + Blame + Excuses = Lack, Accountability + Action + Gratitude = Abundance in your life. Which one will you go for? I know I choose abundance any day!