How Your Limiting Beliefs About Money May Be Thwarting Your Rise to Riches

Welcome to the new issue of Law of Attraction Key!

Are you having trouble manifesting the financial wealth you desire?

Well I have good news…

The good news is that anything that is not flowing into your life with abundance is blocked – and once you clear the blocks, you open the flow!

Today I have asked Natalie Ledwell to break down one of the biggest blocks to financial abundance and wealth.  Make sure you read this all the way through – she’s going to give you the keys to identifying and releasing your limiting beliefs connected to money so you can finally open the door to riches in your life!

Remember to leave me a comment at www.lawofattractionkey.com – I can’t wait to hear what you have to say and love being able to help you along your journey!

Life Mastery Is Yours!

Kristen

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There is nothing around me but money, money, money.

— Stephen Richards

 

How Your Limiting Beliefs About Money
May Be Thwarting Your Rise to Riches

By Natalie Ledwell

If you’re not rich right now, chances are you possess at least some limiting beliefs about money.  Even if you’re doing everything else right in your life, if you hold on to these specific types of untrue mental stories, you are actually sabotaging your chances at success.

The fact of the matter is, these types of beliefs act like a filter on how you see the world and prevent you from seeing the honest truth about money matters. As a result, you are likely letting opportunities pass you by without even knowing it. You probably don’t even realize you’re missing anything.

But, when you do finally rid yourself of your limiting beliefs, you will be amazed at how fast financial opportunities and other sources of money pour into your life, seemingly out of the woodwork. Today, I’m going to help you get started!

Why will financial limiting beliefs hurt me?

Everyone’s relationship with money is complicated. We often think about our finances in a passionate way, almost as if ‘money’ were a person we were trying to woo. This taps into deep-seated emotions and can keep us from being able to look at money logically.

At their core, financial limiting beliefs involve long-term negative thoughts and emotions about money. They often rear their ugly head when you tolerate thoughts that start out with “I can’t,” “I’m not good enough,” or “If only…” when thinking about improving your money situation.

Each limiting belief may feel like a ‘fact’ to you, but they each follow a false story. For example, if you truly believe that “money is always hard to come by” or “you have to work hard for your money,” chances are you aren’t seeing the possibilities around you to make easy money. In fact, it’s almost like you are blind to them.

We start forming our beliefs when we’re babies and these beliefs get etched deeper and deeper into our personal reality as we get older. During our lives, we often pick them up from role models such as our parents or friends. Sometimes we form limiting beliefs as the result of an emotional experience we went through involving money, such as losing a nest egg due to a bad investment.

Once they’re formed, you hold onto each belief in order to defend your personal ego. They protect you from having to take responsibility for your own life or finances. That is why you will need to be courageous if you want to change these beliefs.

The good news is, once you demolish your stubborn limiting beliefs about money, you will open the floodgates to finally receiving the money you deserve. The opportunities that have been around you all along will finally come into focus.

If you find yourself thinking about any of these limiting beliefs, you must transform the negative stories into positive ones. I’ll include examples of positive affirmations to help you get started.

3 Signs You May Be Harboring Limiting Beliefs:

1.  You avoid money matters altogether

Limiting Belief: Money is the source of all evil

Why It Protects Your Ego: This belief puts you off the hook because, since money only causes problems, you don’t need to worry about your financial situation.

Rather than face the truth about your finances, you avoid them altogether. Maybe you don’t pay attention to how much you’re spending or how much you have in your bank account. You may feel guilty when you save up too much money and look for chances to give it away, such as a parent who gives away all their extra cash to their grown-up children.

Chances are, you feel that a desire to have more money makes you a bad person.

Example Negative Thoughts:

  • “There’s no need to worry about making money since it just corrupts people.”
  • “I will lose all my friends if I become rich.”
  • “I don’t deserve to have more money than I need.”

Positive Affirmations:

  • “I use my money to make a positive impact on the world.”
  • “I am grateful for the money that comes into mylife.”
  • “I am worthy of receiving abundance.”

2. You are afraid of spending too much money.

Limiting Belief: The only way to achieve financial security is by saving as much money as possible

Why It Protects Your Ego: By excessively saving, you can trick yourself into feeling like you’re already doing everything you possibly can, so you don’t need to focus on bringing more money into your life.

Deep down, you may not be confident that you will be able to make as much money as you need in the long run. You are obsessed with spending as little as possible and may skip on buying items that you actually need. Stockpiling your money in a savings account offers you a sense of safety, security, or relief from anxiety, even though that money could be better invested elsewhere. Spending money on anything probably makes you feel guilty.

The truth is, making more money (not saving more) is what will cause a real difference to your financial situation. While it IS healthy to save money and minimize excessive spending, you will never get rich just from saving.

Example Negative Thoughts:

  • “I can’t afford to go to the dentist right now, even though I have a toothache that won’t go away.”
  • “It is foolish to spend money when I don’t absolutely need to.”
  • “I refuse to buy new brakes for my vehicle even though they’re squealing.”

Positive Affirmations:

  • “I have money to pay all my bills with plenty left over.”
  • “I invest my money on the things I need.”
  • “When I open my eyes I can see that money is pouring into my life from every direction.”
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3. You compulsively buy things to make yourself feel better

Limiting Belief: If I just buy __________, it will make me happy

Why It Protects Your Ego: Like most addictions, this one allows you to put a Band-Aid fix on your problems. Instead of facing your true inner demons, you use shopping as a temporary solution to make yourself feel better.

You were likely taught bad shopping habits early in life. You often try to make yourself happy by going shopping or buying something nice.

This results in a vicious and expensive habit that can burn through all your extra money without ever making you happy. Some people take this addiction to dangerous levels, where they regular spend more money than they earn and rack up huge debts or need to take out loans.

In fact, like many compulsive shoppers, you may actually get a huge surge of ‘happy chemicals’ in your brain just by thinking about buying something. The problem is, you don’t gain true happiness from your purchases. Chances are, you will need to go shopping again and again to get that same happiness fix.

Example Negative Thoughts:

  • “Adjusting to my new job has been rough, so I’m going to treat myself to a shopping spree.”
  • “I deserve a new TV because the last few days have been hell.”
  • “I don’t want to explain why I spent so much, so I’ll just tell my partner that someone gave this new item to me as a gift.”

Positive Affirmations:

  • “Everything I need is already in me.”
  • “I courageously face my daily challenges.”
  • “Every day in every way I am getting better and better.”
Quick Tip Look Who’s Talking…
Remember, limiting beliefs show up in ALL areas of your life.

Sometimes to get rid of a limiting belief you have to simply acknowledge it and then ask yourself a very specific question…

This is what I want you to do – write down the top limiting belief you have in every area of your life.

Now look at each one at a time and write this down:

“I know I believe [INSERT YOUR LIMITING BELIEF HERE] but if I believed something different and more empowering, what would it be?”

When you approach your limiting beliefs this way, you free yourself from the instinct to defend your limiting beliefs and instead play with other possible beliefs.  And as with everything else, with the awareness, the shift begins!

Try this exercise today for your top limiting beliefs and you will have begun the shift within you!

“Dear Kristen,

I have been feeling better since I read and went through your exercises the other day. The next day I wrote out affirmations that were tailored to my objections-my objections that were in the “resistance” section. It felt so good just writing out the affirmations that I got emotional! I also looked on the internet for the kind of things I want in my successful life. Big beautiful houses, the latest Escalade, you know things like that. I’m a very visual person so having these images in my mind I think will help me on the visualization part. Because like you said, I do have more of an idea what a negative situation looks like rather than a positive one. I don’t really have negative racing thoughts anymore since I read your article on the “Law of Attraction.” So I have confidence that going forward with your “Go Big” program will really help me!  I read your steps and they have really helped me think positive!

Thank you for caring and sharing your knowledge!

Sincerely,
Adrienna”


4 Responses to “How Your Limiting Beliefs About Money May Be Thwarting Your Rise to Riches”

  1. larry says:

    sound articles on money issues

  2. Neelu says:

    Hi…

    These were the tips i ws looking for…thnk u so much fr sharing ths piece of knowledge…even if u know ur limiting beliefs..its vry tough to remove thm…i will try my best..thnks once again!!

  3. Joseph Mutale says:

    very goosd article, changes my perception regarding money from negative to positive

  4. Kristen & Natalie – this is the one area where I seem to struggle the most and really appreciate the contrasting beliefs. It’s really good to believe your dreams (financial and otherwise) will come true. I think just believing and looking forward to future possibilities brings more joy and abundance into your “now” life. Thanks for this reminder!

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