So, how much is enough?
When we talk about money and finances, we tend to get advice from the most convenient source, people we are close with, usually these people don’t have any expertise in the subject. Many times it is someone that isn’t even living the life we want to live.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to get advice from someone who has what you want? Someone who has accomplished great things?
Most individuals that are struggling financially will talk to other people that are struggling financially about their financial goals. If they don’t have the same goals as you do, there’s a good chance they are going to be negative and discouraging rather than encouraging. This is a major problem because negative people are always measuring your possibilities based upon their failures.
Negative people tend to focus on what can’t be done. They have no idea what’s possible for you. If you buy into their opinions you are buying into their lifestyle. Negative people are going nowhere in their lives, they’re usually miserable and guess what? Misery loves company!
If you don’t personally know someone that has what you want, you may know someone that knows someone that does. Ask them for an introduction. Offer to take them out to lunch and pick their brain. You’d be surprised how willing wealthy people are, to share their stories and help others. Remember we all know someone that can get us to someone that has what we want. If you can’t get to the right person for whatever reason, then it would make sense to hire a professional in order to gain accurate knowledge.
Seriously though, most of us have probably never really asked ourselves how much is enough? We have a tendency to let other people decide how much is enough for us, your boss knows how much your worth, right? “Your going to make X and you have to do Y in order to earn it, or I’ll find someone else.” The question “how much is enough” is a great question, but the real power comes from the answer.
When considering “how much is enough” I believe one must think very hard and determine the answer by visualizing exactly how much it would cost to live the life of your dreams. I would suggest that you take the next step and write out a detailed monthly budget of the exact amount of money required to live the ultimate life.
What you’re doing is mentally building an image of the person you want to become. You’re exercising the intellectual faculties. This is the very essence of personal development. The process not only shows you a snapshot of where you are but it paints a picture of who you want to be. You’re going to begin to create a new future by thinking prosperous thoughts. Thinking prosperous thoughts is the only way to open the door to prosperity!
Remember, wherever you are today is a reflection of your past thinking, change your thinking, change your future.
So, how much is enough to live the life you really, really want?
To your success,
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