The lies you’re telling yourself about prosperity and trying to get rich.
Have you ever daydreamed about winning the Powerball or MegaMillions lottery? Did you go so far as to try the Law of Attraction manifestation techniques from the book The Secret? Or maybe you prayed and promised you’d give most of it away to charity.
I’ve been there too. And yes, I said that if I could get rich from winning the lottery, I’d give most of it away or do something amazing with it. I wouldn’t end up broke and miserable like almost every lottery winner in history.
Of course, I’d keep enough for myself, to retire and travel and to buy a new car and . ..
I might learn how to use the Law of Attraction to make me feel significant.
If you’re like me, you feel pretty ordinary. I mean, you’re doing OK in life. You have friends, a job that pays the bills, and food to eat. But you still feel like you should be making some big impact on the world. And you could do something awesome if you could hit the jackpot and get rich.
So you buy a lottery ticket every once in a while, when the cash payout gets really big.
But using the law of attraction to try to manifest money from the lottery won’t make you feel happy or fulfilled.
You won’t feel any better if you get rich.
Just wait a minute! I can hear you starting to argue with me on this one. “How would you know, Eric? You’re not a multi-millionaire!”
My answer to that is, “I’m not a multi-millionaire yet.”
There’s nothing wrong with wanting plenty of money. There’s nothing wrong with learning about the Law of Attraction and manifestation techniques for how to become rich.
But it’s your mindset that determines your happiness.
What you have and what you do don’t make you who you are.
Here is the typical mindset we were all taught from an early age. And this mindset is reinforced by our consumer-based society.
Outside in mindset: Have, Do, Be
This mindset says that I have to HAVE the things I want so I can DO the things I need to do to BE the person I want to be.
We believe a huge infusion of money and wealth will fill whatever is missing inside. Money and wealth will make us feel happy and significant.
Now this is the place where a lot of people say, “Oh well, those rich people are really unhappy, even though they have all the money and houses and cars and stuff.” This isn’t true! And if you think this way, you’re missing my point. You can be happy and rich. You can be poor and miserable. And you can be happy and poor or miserable and rich.
You can get rich and it will only make you more of what you already are.
Living from the inside out: Be, Do, Have
Here’s the secret to the Law of Attraction and manifestation: what you have in your life is a reflection of who you are being — your identity.
When you learn to BE the kind of person who DOes what is required to HAVE the life you want, you’re in the sweet spot of the Law of Attraction.
You have to start with knowing who you are. You create the life you have from your identity.
You have to change your identity if you want a better life.
Here’s the real secret: you get to choose who you want to be. You can change! You can transform your life, and you don’t even have to buy a lottery ticket. You do know you’re far more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery, right?
It’s not as hard as you might think to change your mindset and find a more prosperous identity.
This is what you can do.
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