When you’re in debt or struggling with money, it can nearly consume you. Your money struggles can become what you think about morning, noon and night. And while you need to be financially responsible by dealing with the negative situation you may be in, if you want to break free from a tough financial situation, you can’t let it trap your focus to the point you aren’t able to focus on building prosperity.
Far too many people are so focused on reducing their debt and trying to save money that they give little positive attention to increasing their financial abundance, and, thus, the downward spiral continues. Let’s look at how to shift your focus fast and finally turn things around so you can have the kind of financial abundance you desire and deserve!
You’ll have probably heard the concept of “where attention flows energy goes”, meaning, whatever you focus on, you attract more of this into your life. And this is where so many people make a big mistake when it comes to attracting more abundance in their life. They are so focused on the feeling of being trapped in their financial situation that their energy is too depleted to focus on taking the action required to remedy this situation.
In some ways, this could be likened to someone looking down at the floor rather than up the stars; it’s very easy to focus on the “woe” in life rather than the possibility to make your situation better, and this is particularly true when it comes to financial matters.
Be Financially Responsible
Many years ago, I made some really dumb financial decisions in the wake of a traumatic personal loss. Like REALLY bad decisions. So bad, in fact, that a few years later I found myself in deep financial doo-doo. I tried everything I could think of to fix it, but it was a problem so big and a hole so deep that I was considering bankruptcy as a last resort. Believe me when I say I did all the research and looked at how long bankruptcy stays on your credit report because I was so worried that taking that road would mean financial disaster for the rest of my life. As it turns out, I didn’t have to file bankruptcy, but it wouldn’t have been the end of the world, either, if I’d had to go that route.
Most important to note here is that you can be financially responsible by taking the practical steps you need to without letting your money problems ruin your life. That’s what I was determined to avoid. How I ended up avoiding bankruptcy, keeping my stellar credit score, paying off all my debt and going on to have earn the most money I ever had the following two years has everything to do with where I decided to place my focus, which was on the people and things that would uplift, empower and support me to create a better future for myself.
Focus On What You Want Not On What You Don’t Want
This article therefore challenges you to shift your focus when it comes to your finances under the paradigm of what we focus on, we tend to attract, and therefore it’s important to focus on what we want in financial terms rather than on what we don’t want. You may not have full control over your financial situation, and certainly, you can’t control the actions of other people or organizations, but you always have control of what to focus on - so start shifting your focus to that of building prosperity.
Have you ever noticed how some people will spend hours upon hours searching for cost saving coupons in order to save a few cents at the grocery store? Of course, there’s nothing wrong with cost-saving strategies, but sometimes this can create such tunnel vision that the focus becomes too much on saving money (i.e. lack on the basis they don’t have “enough”) rather than focusing on creating and taking advantage of opportunities for making money.
Attitude is everything, as many a personal development guru will tell you. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool that wealthy people spend time conditioning in order to bring about the financial abundance they seek. After all, the millionaire mindset, is something that can be taught and adopted. Indeed, often, it’s a case of unlearning what you were taught previously and shifting to something much more empowering.
Take Action and Achieve Your Goals
In summary, you need to shift your focus to what you do want, rather than on what you don’t want and this will empower and inspire you to take the action required to achieve your goals.