By Maria Palma: I believe that prosperity is available for everyone in this world. Yes, EVERYONE has the ability to create prosperity for themselves.
I don’t mean prosperity in the sense of acquiring possessions such as fancy cars, big homes, even bigger bank accounts, etc., but prosperity in terms of having a life that is purposeful and full of meaning. Believe me, money will start to pour in once you realize what your purpose is in life and you begin to follow your dreams.
Change Your Attitude. Creating a prosperous life begins with changing your attitude and your thoughts. The first step to a life of prosperity is realizing that the Universe is full of abundance and whatever you want is waiting for you to claim it. You have the power within yourself to become prosperous. Begin by saying to yourself, “I am entitled to a life of prosperity. I AM prosperous. I AM wealthy.” Say this to yourself when you catch yourself feeling stressed or anxious about money or when thoughts or feelings of scarcity cross your mind. Keep saying this to yourself and pretty soon you’ll begin to feel prosperous!
Take inventory of your thoughts throughout the day. The average person has thousands of thoughts a day. For many years thoughts of not having enough money crossed my mind almost every hour. I worried so much about my lack of money that I did not even enjoy what I did have like my health, a roof over my head, and a car to get me to work.
Give thanks for what you have right now and most of all, enjoy it! Know that you have a secret Accountant who is watching over you and making sure that all your needs are being met.
When I talk to most people and ask how life is going for them, most people respond, “Well you know, life is OK. I’m just getting by and trying to survive.” If that is what your attitude is towards life, that’s how your life will be and your life will never change. Be careful of what you say to people about your current situation. Most people measure their lives according to the size of their bank account and then tell everyone how broke they are.
It’s time to change your belief system. Believe that you have a right to lead a life of purpose and prosperity. Believe that you can have everything you want. Believe it and do not let doubt or fear creep into your thoughts. These poisonous thoughts have a sneaky way of entering your mind. Be aware of them and say, “Stop!”
When you live your life with purpose, nothing but prosperity will result. You give to others without expecting anything in return. You know that what you are doing right now is what you are meant to be doing. Just like I am sitting at my computer right now writing this article to help you learn what it means to be prosperous. This is what I am meant to be doing. I am not getting paid for it, but I truly enjoy every second of it! I am giving a part of me in hopes that you too can lead the life you want.
Act as if you are already prosperous. It took me awhile to grasp this concept. Remember when you were a little kid and you pretended to be whatever you
wanted? It’s pretty much the same thing. Act as if you already have everything that you need. Once you establish this prosperity mindset, you will begin to act in prosperous ways.
The most common word I hear from my friends is: “broke”. Cut this word out of your vocabulary. Know that God is providing you with everything you need right at this moment. Whenever you begin to worry about money, say to yourself, “God is providing me with everything I need right now.” You may need to say it a few times for it to sink in. Like I said before, keeping a positive attitude is half of the battle.
If your relationship with friends or loved ones is rocky, change your attitude towards them. Picture in your mind what kind of relationship you want with that person. Begin to act towards that person the way you want to be treated. Positive energy eventually dissipates negative energy.
A prosperous person focuses on the process rather than the outcome. The outcome has already been created in your mind. How you go through the process and handle the challenges you face as well as enjoying and sharing what talent is given to you is all part of that process. You are making history and creating memories to share with future generations. Enjoy and live in the moment!
In a society where the outcome or bottom-line is highly regarded and how we got there does not matter, it’s no wonder we are always in a rush. We acquire all these possessions, yet still feel unfulfilled inside.
A prosperous person is grateful for everything that shows up in life. Give thanks everyday for all the good that comes to you. The more thanks you give, the more you will receive. Many of us complain about our jobs, lack of money, bad relationships, etc. Doing this is saying that you don’t like what you have been given. Whenever I start to feel down about a perceived bad situation, I always think about the millions of people in the world who don’t even know where their next meal is coming from.
Be generous and give yourself away. All of us have been given gifts. What you do with those gifts is what really matters. What are you doing to help others? Know that the more of yourself that you give away unselfishly, the more you will receive in return.