We’re often conditioned to link being rich with being greedy. But viewing money as the culprit doesn’t do us any favors—nor is it accurate.
The Top 10 Limiting Beliefs About Money
Here are some of the most common limiting money beliefs.
“Money is the root of all evil.”
If you haven’t mastered your income or have had negative experiences with wealthy people you may tend to think of money as something bad, or even evil.
Think of money this way: Money was created as an exchange medium for the value of traded good, and is simply an expression of value. If you have a lot of money that means that you have created a lot of value for other people.
It’s how you use money that determines if it’s “good” or “evil.”
Replace the belief that money is evil with this positive belief: “Money is neutral and a resource I can use to do good in my life.”
“Money isn’t that important. It’s only money.”
This is a belief of those who don’t take money seriously enough and is the reason why so many people haven’t achieved a satisfying relationship with money. Treat money with respect and give it the attention it deserves.
“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.”
This is a disempowering belief. Replace this negative belief with these supporting beliefs:
“My financial reality is entirely up to me.”
“Everything I need to create financial abundance is already inside me.“
“I’m just not good with money.”
Simply put, this is the belief that you cannot learn new things. You have to educate yourself about money. Study it, then improvements will naturally follow.
“Money is a limited resource.”
This belief comes from a scarcity mindset where you think that there isn’t enough for everybody, including yourself. This is opposed to the abundance mindset, which assumes that abundance can be created by everyone, including you!
“It’s selfish to want a lot of money.”
Money is a representation of the value you have created and shared with other people. If you are able to create value for others, you have a giving personality.
Replace this negative belief with this supporting belief:
“The money I earn is a return on the value I created for others.”
“You hear that money changes people, but money doesn’t change you,” Tony Robbins, author of the bestseller “Money: Master the Game,” said in an interview. “It makes you more of who you are.”
Money isn’t inherently good or bad; it’s what you do with it that matters. So, focus on how you could use money to help others!