✨ The W E A L T H Mindset ✨
To end off #mindsetseriesbyjia I have saved this topic for last. Not because of any other reason than simply because I have not yet mastered this myself and am a work in progress. Let’s delve into this discussion & talk MONEY!
“Money doesn’t grow on trees”
“Money is the root of all evil”
“Muslims should love the hereafter, not the bounties of this world”
“We can’t afford things like this”
“Money can’t buy you happiness”
Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?
Like all other mindsets we have discussed, our mental constructs around money and wealth also is related to our childhood, social and cultural conditioning and dare I say, religious opinions.
As I personally work through my mindset around finances, I am becoming more and more aware of how much of our actions are based on such constructs. In most cases, people don’t have a healthy wealth mindset. There is a sense of guilt around wanting financial abundance or material things of this world, especially within the cultural & religious ideologies.
Throughout my journey into personal development, little by little, I have been working through this mindset and still have a long way to go. Here are some narratives I have learnt to change:
- Wealth is not about how much money I have in my bank account, rather it is about having time, freedom and options.
- Although money definitely cannot buy happiness, having money can help me make a massive difference in the world.
- Of course money doesn’t grow on trees, but with a plan, purpose, passion, good intentions, & lawful earnings, wealth can be gained.
- Law of attraction doesn’t discriminate! If I focus on debt, debt increases, but if I focus on savings & wealth, this is what I will attract.
- Money is ENERGY!!! It flows where it is respected & welcomed.
- Having or wanting money is not un-Islamic. Our faith has blessed us with voluntary and compulsory tools to purify our wealth through sadaqa and zakah (charity).
- Instead of focusing on salaries, numbers, or sales, my focus should be on quality of output. Whether I am working as a teacher or running my own business, how much value & effort am I providing?
- What is written for me will always reach me & what is not for me, will never be mine! (Rizq)
- Focusing on Barakah AND lawful ways to earn = wealth.
- Money comes, money goes doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be careful about our investments/spending habits; being MINDFUL and loving wealth with DETACHMENT is the way to go!
Tell me in the comments below, how’s your wealth mindset? Did you grow up with any of these narratives? How are you learning and unlearning?