Here, in this blog article, I want to share with you the power and importance of your relationship with money.
So, what is your relationship with money?
Why relationship with money?
Most people do not realize that relationships rule most of our lives.
Whatever you do. Wherever you are. And whoever you are. You cannot run away from the power of relationships in your life. Relationships rule your life whether you like it or realize it or not.
If you want to be a great chef, you must have a great relationship with food.
If you want to be great lawyer, you must have a great relationship with law.
Therefore, if you want to be rich beyond your wildest dreams, you must cultivate good relationship with money.
So, what do you think your relationship with money is now?
What will be your answer?
There can only be either one of the 2 answers – Positive or Negative. There is no other answer in my opinion.
Most have negative relationship with money
Yes. This is a fact. Most people have negative relationship with money without realizing it at the very least.
But we were born without knowing what relationship is. So, how do we develop negative relationship with money in the first place?
My short answer – your childhood conditioning and experiences.
Most of us had our fair share of seeing our parents struggle over money matters when we were young. We saw the anger on our parents’ faces and we being to associate money with anger. Therefore, money = anger.
We were told by our parents, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” And that we must work very hard to live an above average life or we will be labelled as a “nobody” in the society. As such, we being to associate money with pain. Money = pain.
We have been told that the love of money is the root of all evil. As such, we despise money from a very young age.
We have been told, “the rich get richer because they exploit the poor.” As such, we despise the rich.
We subconsciously carry these negative feelings and thoughts about money into our adult lives, into our marriage, and very often into our graves.
Because of this early childhood conditioning and experiences, most of us are financially poor and our family lives are not as good as they should be. This is all due to our poor and negative relationship with money.
I am a believer of cause and effect. For every cause, there will be at least an effect. And for every effect, there is always at least a cause.
My mentor once told me, “the quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life.” He was very right.
As such, in my opinion, when you have a negative relationship with money, you can never have a positive financial life. Period. This is but a sad fact of life.
All conditioning is reversable
This is what I believe. Whatever your negative relationships you may have in your life, they are reversible for the better. This is where the good news lies.
This is because, whatever you have input into your subconscious mind, they are basically your habit of thoughts. You put them into your subconscious mind in the first place. And whatever you put in; you can replace. You are the master of your thoughts. As such, all your thoughts are replaceable.
You must have come across many cases of people who have changed the quality of their lives by changing the quality of their thoughts and in the process their relationship with the things they want to change changed for the better.
You can do the same as well.
However, as a word of caution, this is NOT going to be an overnight stuff like most motivational “gurus” would have you believe. The truth is the longer you have held on to those negative thoughts or relationships with money, the longer it is going to take you to replace them. It will take you time, dedication, and patience. It is NOT easy but doable.
In the Bible, it was mentioned, “new wine cannot be poured into old wineskins.”
In short, you must decide to be the new wineskin to contain the new wine. Otherwise, all new wine will be spilled on to the ground and all your efforts will be futile.
So, decide to be the new wineskin and take your financial life to the next level where it is your birth right.
Prosperity to you.
CEO & Founder, AlgoInsights