We are shamed for having it and shamed for not having it. We're going to look at how our beliefs influence our financial status.
Many factors contribute towards poverty. Today I will single out one, our beliefs and how they affect our socio economic status.
Money is necessary, in today's society because we're not able to afford our basic needs such as food water and shelter, also having a little extra for transportation, education is important. How about a little extra for retirement, emergencies and luxuries? That would be nice, wouldn't it? Let's say you believe money is evil in the back of your mind? You think you’d want to have a little extra evil lying around somewhere? I don't believe so. I believe that you’d do everything necessary to get rid of it. Like squander it; you would not find ways to get extra money now, would you? That why I say our beliefs influence our financial status.
Growing up in a middle class of a developing country, I had a strange relationship with money. The first notion was that it is so hard to get it! I also believed it mathematics was hard and I failed the subject miserably. You see where I'm getting at here? If you feel money is hard to get, you'll fail at getting it. There are so many beliefs that we hold on to, statements that have been passed from generation to generation. Money doesn't grow on trees; it's hard to get it, wealthy people have witchcraft that's why they have so much. We want it, yet we scorn others for having.
People go as far as quoting the bible to guilt trip the wealthy “money is the root of all evil” no, but the statement is “the love of money is the root of all evil” 1 Timothy 6:10 KJV
Some people who are complacent towards getting money, they have a nonchalant attitude towards it and thus end broke during their retirement years.
How can we make it better? It's never too late to develop new beliefs. Treat money management as any other skill you need to learn. Learn from experts, read on it and most importantly adopt new views. Tell yourself it's easy to get money, money is a commodity, not an evil thing.
What other new beliefs do you have about money? Do you agree to disagree with my perspective? Share your opinion in the comments section