Good morning everyone, I’m Clark. The above subject matter is something that has been a source of headache to adults around the world. How many people could afford to leave their jobs this very minute and have enough money to last them until the end of their lives? How to achieve financial freedom is probably the most common goal in the world right now. In my case, it was always one of my first priorities, something to get out of the way before I think about achieving any other goals.
I think a pre-requisite to achieving financial freedom is to first accept that it is achievable. After all, there are a lot of people who (doesn’t have a lot of money to begin with but) have become insanely rich without taking a lifetime to do it so why not you, correct? Someone actually laughed when I told him that achieving financial freedom is my goal. Well, a life in which you’re stuck doing a job that doesn’t excite you is not a good way to live. That’s what I think.
What IS Financial Freedom?
It is hard to quantify exactly what it means by financial freedom, isn’t it? How much money is enough? Is it a million dollars? More? Less?
I define financial freedom as having the amount of money in which you do not have to worry about money anymore… the stage where you know that no matter what happens, money would not be a problem.
How to Get There
I have written a piece on using the power of appreciation to get anything you want, and you can read it. After that, please return to this page.
So what do you think about my piece? Long ago, I used to avoid picking up any money that I find on the floor, for fear of retribution from the Universe if I take something without working for it. But someone once taught me to be grateful instead when that happens, by saying thank you to the Universe for showing me this symbol of my abundance in my life. To be more receptive to the gifts of the Universe was something that I struggled with.
Another thing you can do is when you spend money on anything, do not feel bad that you’re giving away money. Instead, appreciate the services or goodies that you’re getting as part of the deal. You’re giving away paper for something that you think is going to make your life better and make you happier. Of course, this is not to suggest that you should spend your money carelessly. In fact, practicing this may even help you to be more particular in your spending, by choosing only to spend on things that will benefit you and make you feel happy and appreciative.
Our money blocks are said to be caused by deep rooted beliefs that we have embedded in our subconscious. Since young we have been taught that we have to work hard for money, or we see our families struggling to make ends meet and that shaped our perception of what it will be like for us later when we are adults. If you ever hope for wealth to flow into your life, then having the right beliefs is key.
Affirmations are phrases that we repeat to ourselves in order to change our beliefs. There is a popular wealth affirmation suggested by Bob Proctor, one of the most famous personal development leaders in the world today, which goes like this: “I am so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in increasing quantities through multiple sources on a continuous basis”. When you repeat it to yourself, make sure that you feel really good, and that you feel what you’re saying is really true. That is where the power of affirmation lies because there would be no point in just reciting words.
Making moving images in your mind is just a different form of affirmations, where you imagine that you have already achieved financial freedom. Imagine yourself living your new life. Imagine doing something with your wealth. But again, the feelings and emotions are the key part of such a practice.
Before I leave you today, let me point you to a free webinar conducted by Lynne Twist and Tammy White. The title of the webinar is “Discover the 3 Prosperity Mindset Shifts, Tools and Practices that Unlock Financial Freedom”. Listening to someone else’s point of view can always give you a different perspective on how to achieve financial freedom. If you feel in your heart that what they share can be applied in your own life then follow their advice, else just take it as an activity in broadening your perspective on this topic. First, read my introduction of the webinar.
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