Updated: Sep 15
Manifesting wealth and abundance begins from within. You must appreciate what you have in your life already – your family, friends, and job. Instead of focusing on what you wish you had, act as though you already have it. If its love, connect with the feeling of love. If its money you desire, connect with the feeling of having all the money you need.
Often people waste precious time thinking about what they don’t have. They start to believe their lives will improve if only they had more money, or more friends, or more gadgets. They think about what’s lacking instead of the abundance that is already overflowing into their life.
If you appreciate what you have, you’ll instantly see the steps necessary to bring more of what you want into your life. It’s like buying a new car then seeing it everywhere you go. That’s because your mind is focused to bring it to your attention, The cars were always there you just didn’t see them because you were focused on not having the car of your dreams. From a practical point of view, this all starts with living in gratitude for what you already have. It will instantly open your mind to all the ways of attracting more of what makes you happy.
Now at first, this may sound difficult, but living in gratitude is rather easy. Start with the little things like “I appreciate my car starting today,” or “I’m grateful for this rainy day it gives me time to watch a movie instead of doing yard work.” Appreciating the good around you doesn’t mean you’re completely satisfied and fulfilled. It simply means that you are grateful for all the good parts of your life, and you’ll soon recognize that you can take those things, even if they are few, and build upon them. That’s how we attract more of the same!
Very often we take our lives for granted and forget to give thanks for all that is good. If you’re having a tough time recognizing the goodness in your life, then make a gratitude list and continue adding to it everyday. For example:
I’m thankful to pay the rent because this means I have a place to sleep.
I’m thankful for my winter coat because I’ll stay warm this winter.
I’m thankful for my family because of their love, support, and guidance.
I’m thankful for my job because it has allowed me to provide for my family.
If you can be happy with what you have now, you’ll have a deeper appreciation for the better circumstances that are coming to you in your future. Just imagine how much more you’ll appreciate your eventual move to a large home with a spacious property if you begin to enjoy your current humble place now.
If things seem to be not going well for you. Be thankful for the lesson. For Example:
I’m thankful I lost my job this week. Now I have more time to spend with my family this holiday season and I’m certain a better job will come along in the New Year.
I’m thankful my tire went flat in the driveway and not while I was driving on the highway.
I’m thankful for my divorce as now I get to live life independently and travel a little more.
If you can find the lesson in the situation and not feel that life is happening “to you” instead of for you, you will soon see more positive things flowing toward you.
Keeping Up Appearances
The term “wealth” doesn’t only relate to money. You can be wealthy by having a loving family who visits often or friends who care for you like one of their own. There’s much more to life than who has the latest designer purse or fanciest sports car. Material possessions alone do not make an abundant life.
If you constantly compare yourself to your neighbor, based solely on material possessions, you may not fully understand what your neighbor’s life is like. He may appear wealthy on the outside, but perhaps he is suffering in his personal life or in great debt. Be very careful making judgments about others because you never truly know what’s going on behind closed doors.
First Steps Toward Wealth is Leading an Authentic Life
When you don’t have a lot of material possessions and monetary wealth, it ironically becomes easier for you to learn how to save money. Saving money is paramount if you want to build monetary wealth, but to do so, you have to learn how to delay
gratification. That means you must make sure you’re making more money than you’re spending. Ideally, you want to pay for everything you have, not finance it – without truly owning your possessions and going into debt, you’re actually moving farther away from wealth.
Besides saving money, the real way to build wealth is to make more money. That may sound rather obvious, but too many people aren’t making the money they can and should. They are stuck in jobs they hate working for someone else. You must make the conscious decision to get unstuck from your dead-end job and the rat race. Look inside yourself and decide what are you passionate about. If money wasn’t a factor, what would you want to do each day?
You must rise above the crowd and do something different. Be authentic to who you are. That may mean you have to discover creative ways for you to make money. Are you a healer or an Artist? Is there a hobby you do for fun but would love to make it your full-time job? Whatever the case might be for you, you can elevate yourself once you find your passion.
If you’re unhappy with the money you’re making or the life you are leading, you need to start thinking about ways to change it so you can realize your dreams. Don’t get caught up in the excuses of why you can’t make a change (I don’t have the money/education/support) just start moving in that direction. One tiny step at a time with no limiting beliefs. Be grateful each day that you have a new opportunity and take a small action step to reach your goal. Now go get started!