Are you where you want to be financially? If not, visualize change! If you’re not open to change, then you want to stay exactly where you are. To change your path, visualize change to seek motivation to begin the journey. As you update your mental map, you will start to see a difference in your actions. In fact, you will be better equipped to recognize the path you are on and begin to understand and enjoy it.
First Step: Visualize Change
The Money Nerve concept is a stepping-stone to understanding different aspects of your life. It is really about reprogramming your brain. The data you are using might have come to you when you were seven years old. You are not seven years old anymore; it is time to reassess the information you absorbed when you were young. Know that your mind is a powerful tool to initiate life changes. Small habits done daily will forge new patterns and habits. These habits create a lifestyle choice with more intentional thinking and successful outcomes. In other words, to change your path, envision the change you seek. Updating your mental attitude creates a difference in your actions. In fact, you will see risk or challenges as opportunities for growth and forward movement!
Early Influences: Change Your Mindset
We have all unconsciously downloaded misinformation into our brains. We now have to consciously begin identifying our early money programming memories and work to change those beliefs. You may remember phrases or attitudes your Mom or Dad had about money. Even as an adult, you may hear their voices in your head. Do these word help or hinder you? As a result, you may need to investigate whether that old information still works for you.
Maybe you have already started the process of self-discovery. I am here to tell you that while the past may have influenced you, you are not doomed to repeat the same learned (and often useless) emotional reactions for the rest of your life. The more I’ve learned about myself, the more I’ve understood the impact that even the most seemingly insignificant events have had on my life. As a result, I’ve been able to push away old habits or thoughts and formulate new pathways to find financial freedom.
Exploring New Options: Reframe Your Actions
You will have many opportunities to visualize change in your future. You can reframe your own financial life. I believe that one of the most important ways to bring about change is through visualization. This technique involves envisioning your future as you want it to be (rather than as your current reality). You may see yourself with an abundance of money or paid up on all your credit card debt or driving a new car. If you can’t visualize how your future could be, it is difficult to believe you can take the necessary steps to get there!
Let go of negative judgments of yourself. Mentally picture the person you would like to be without worrying about how you might stop yourself from getting there. The point is not to fix yourself; the result is to embrace yourself.
Stop Comparing: You Have Value
You may look at some people and think they live a charmed life. Those same people may, in turn, look at you and think you are the one who has it together. I work with some clients whom others consider to be extremely fortunate, and the truth is everyone had different challenges. Here’s the bottom line: they are not any different than you. You have value. In fact, you may be in a better place financially than they are. It doesn’t pay to compare. You are in charge of your life, you can visualize change, and you have the power to make a successful lifestyle change.