Our relationship with money is a mercurial one. It is an intense relationship that in many ways shapes our destiny, dictates how we spend our time, shows up in how we relate to others, plays a big role in who we spend time with and where we spend time with them. Money permeates every aspect of our lives and despite what you may believe, there is more money and wealth created in the last two centuries that in the some of mankind’s history before then.
But what exactly is money? What do we know about it? Why do we need it? Where does it come from? Why do some people have a lot of it, and others almost none? Why is something that is so incredibly important to our overall quality of life, so perplexing and so mysterious? What have we been taught about it? After all, if you are reading this, you’ve probably spent between 12 and 17 years of your life in a formal schooling environment where you learned all kinds of facts.
From a very young age most of us are taught that money and the love of money is the root of all evil; that money does not go on trees and quite confusingly, that we must get good jobs so that we can earn good money….the very thing that is the root of all evil.
I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want more money. Definitely none of us wants to be poor. And yet, many of us treat wealthy people with suspicion. Who did they trample on and take advantage of to get ahead like that? And…in our adult lives significant chunks of our time is spent earning money in one form or another.
What a conundrum.
And a what a crap foundation on which to build your relationship with money. Its nothing short of schizophrenic.
And that is why many of us can’t build wealth. We are on a see-saw to-ing and fro-ing on our money journey interrupting any momentum we do build along the way.
This week’s Inspiration from Within invites you to journal about your beliefs about money. Whatever they are, they are creating your current wealth reality. If you are even remotely interested in changing your wealth situation, you need to know what your beliefs about money are. Do they support your wealth ambitions? What beliefs wold you want to install instead so that your ambitions can be realised?