The Myths About Money
It’s easy to misunderstand money
Often, people misunderstand money. They believe false inventions, myths, and misinterpretations that were passed on to them by others who were misinformed by others (i.e. parents, teachers, friends, colleagues, etc). this then infects the rest of society, and around and ’round we go.
And that is why the average person has no clue about money. You see everything that happened to you in life: Where you were born… Who you were born to… The advantages and the disadvantages of your upbringing – they should not be just understood as a random fate or genetics.
A lot of who we are today must be understood as factors that affected who you ultimately ended up becoming and who you will be tomorrow. And a lot of this is from financial factors. Open your eyes and use this new lens of understanding to debunk the myths that blind those around you.
Before you can make more money you have to understand how money and economics have affected history. So pick up some books about finances – both self-help books and more abstract books about money.
Brush up on your math
I know this won’t be a popular recommendation. But math is the language of money. Don’t be like people who say, “I’m not a numbers person.” That’s a disabling belief.
You can get pretty decent with finance and numbers even if it doesn’t come naturally. Learning to do these little things offers you a huge reward. Financial independence, prosperity, and maybe even wealth.
Never fall for the trap of oversimplifying the subject of money.
Money is not evil
Money is but a tool. But it is a powerful tool. And all powerful tools are dangerous when wielded by fools. Don’t be a fool with your money and you should be just fine.
Understand with clarity and without delusion the far-reaching effects that money has had in history and will continue to have in your life on a day-to-day basis.
Money isn’t everything either
Having said everything above, don’t over-idolize money either.
Like I said, it’s an essential tool, but don’t put it on such a high pedestal. Some people treat money like it’s the solution to all their problems; and that’s simply not true. There are plenty of unhappy rich people. There are also others that have been in a cycle of poverty for so long that they look at money like it’s some sort of impossible forbidden fruit. Like maybe it was never meant for them. This kind of thought process is unhealthy as well.
There’s no fixed amount of money out there
There’s nothing on this planet more plentiful than money. I strongly believe this.
The scarcer and more precious you perceive money, you’ll most likely end up with less only because you’ve convinced yourself that money is scarce and hard to get a hold of. There’s nothing more plentiful than money. It’s practically endless because all it is now, is a digital number on a screen (the Feds don’t even have to physically print paper anymore, they can just make more out of thin air).
So get your mindset right about money. The harder you think it is, the more difficult it will be to get a hold of it.