I spoke to a woman today who reminded me that most people are spending their precious time on this earth believing in lack and poverty. She first came to me looking for a change. She told me she was tired of working for big corporations. She was tired of following someone else’s rules all the time. She told me she wanted to be her own boss; she wanted to work when she wanted to. She wanted to make a six-figure income. She wanted to own her own life. She really wanted to have time to work at her favorite charities.
We talked together and I showed her the company I work with. I showed her how she could have the income she desired if she was willing to do the work. I showed her how this business could fit into her life. I showed her how this company is changing people’s lives all over the country. She was excited! She was telling me about all of the possibilities she saw with this business. THEN her fear and poverty programming stepped in. Instead of thinking about how she could make money and enhance her life as well as helping a lot of people, she got completely hung up on losing her unemployment benefits if she made money. Keep in mind, these were the same benefits that she could not afford to live on one conversation ago, but there ya go…her poverty consciousness came raging in to her brain and she talked herself out of something better, so she could hang on to something that wasn’t working in the first place.
Her next hang-up came from the fact that she did not want to have to pay her own social security tax. Really? When you have a profitable home-based business, paying social security tax is far outweighed by the benefits of all of the deductions you can take for having a business from home. Once again, she is hanging on to what she believes and staying stuck in her rut.
I write this article today because I meet many people who are just like this woman. They want something different in their life but they just aren’t willing to do something about it. Albert Einstein said, “ The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results.” How often do you find yourself in the same position?
There is only one place in the entire world that you can make changes for the better, and that is outside of your comfort zone. I urge you take a step outside your little box. Once you take that step, more steps will be shown to you and you will start to wonder what you were thinking about that was so frightening. Be aware of living your life from poverty thinking. Keep on the look out for the “BUTs”, the “SHOULDs” and the “WHAT-IFs” in your life. When you find yourself saying or thinking these words, stop yourself. Take the time and actually change that thought to a positive thought that anything is possible. Arguing for your limitations is the biggest waste of time there is. Our creator endows us all with the ability to make choices. All limitations are self-imposed by our learned poverty thinking. Get out of your rut. Teach yourself to think and live large!
Our living small does not serve anyone. When we choose to move outside of our comfort zone and grow in glorious ways we inspire others to do the same.
Keep in mind that it is not only your right and privilege to walk in the abundance your creator has for you – it is actually your responsibility to do so.