Living an abundant life is about making thoughtful choices to increase the inner wealth of everyday living. It is a life based on a positive attitude, being aware of the abundance in the world and making decisions based on the best long-term outcomes.
To begin the journey toward financial freedom, set your goals with a strong focus on empowering your life.
Keeping your focus on these life-goals will assist you in creating a healthy relationship with your money. Being rich is not a destination!
One of the ways to see the abundance in your life is to be present and mindful of what is going on around you. Studies have shown that you can change your life for the better with one simple new habit: begin a daily journal to write down what you notice, what makes you happy, what you are grateful for, and where you see yourself tomorrow.
In fact, a research study at Duke University studied whether the power of writing – and then rewriting – your personal story can lead to behavioral changes and improve happiness.
The concept is based on the idea that we all have a personal narrative that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. But sometimes our inner voice doesn’t get it completely right. Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health. ~ New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/writing-your-way-to-happiness/?_r=0
Your life journey may be comprised of six, eight, or ten stages, with many steps in between – and the possibilities are not always visible. People sometimes make judgments based on a snapshot of life (their own or someone else’s) without taking into consideration past history or potential for the future.
Finances and money decisions will always be a part of your life. It is part of the journey, with multiple paths and a constantly evolving landscape. It is not realistic to think you can learn a new financial skill one time and then be done with those pesky decisions. Rehashing old mistakes, letting emotional baggage dictate your actions or feeling financially lost are all the symptoms of a pinched money nerve.
Visualize the things that truly matter. This will be the basis for your financial decisions. Your goals will now predetermine how YOU will manage your money, creating financial freedom!
Begin your walk toward proactive abundance today. – Bob