“There is a secret psychology of money. Most people don’t know about it. That’s why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what’s going on inside of you.” – T. Harv Eker
If your car ran out gas, and you needed to get it off the road, would you stand behind it and propose “if you move, I’ll push you; but you have to move first.”
Of course not, you would push until the car moved, and then revel in how much easier it is to keep it moving once its rolling.
Money, or success, or happiness, or romance, is the same way. When you figure out what’s getting in your way, what’s stopping you from being, having and doing exactly what you want, then you can adjust your actions (or in-actions) and move forward.
(And, by way, thoughts are actions. Thoughts are electrical signals that move around your brain and nervous system and interact with body chemicals (hormones, proteins, etc.) So, even if you lie completely still and you think the only thing that is moving within your body are things like you respiratory and circulatory systems, you’re missing a ton of activity: your thoughts.)
Once in motion towards what you want it gets easier to keep things going. Of course, I am only speaking of the keeping-it-going-ness of what you’ve started. If you are doubting your path and questioning what you’re doing, that’s a whole other thing – and a significant form of friction.
What you don’t have, or if what you have isn’t want you want, it’s coming from inside you. There is something about what you believe (thoughts you’ve had, no longer question and live from) and how you think that is keeping you from your desires.
This has been (and is at times still) a troublesome truth for me. Whenever I say I want something, and it feels less-than-possible, the truth that continually emerges is that there’s something in me – in my thoughts – that is out-of-sync with my desire.
- I don’t think I deserve it,
- or I don’t believe I can do what it takes,
- or I worry what kind of person I might become if I achieve it,
- or I say I want it, but I really don’t,
whatever is getting in my way is coming from (within) me.
So, how do we deal with all the doubts and all the not-doing-it of it all? I written in the past that one cannot control thought, only manage (/influence) the environment of thought. And the best way to “manage” thought is with meditation.
But that’s a subject for another (at least!) blog post…