Most people believe that their money scarcity is a fact.
They don’t have much money in their bank account, and that’s a fact.
They don’t have as much money as they want, and that’s a fact.
But I’m going to let you in on a mindblowing secret: Those are not facts.
Those are thoughts and beliefs that create the feeling of scarcity.
And all those thoughts are completely optional.
Money scarcity is completely optional.
In order to change the feeling of money scarcity to a feeling of money abundance, we must uncover the thoughts and beliefs you have that are creating the feeling of money scarcity.
From there, we can change your thoughts and generate the feeling of abundance.
How to identify your money scarcity thoughts
To identify the thoughts creating your feeling of money scarcity, I recommend doing a “thought download.”
To do this thought download, consider the last time you had the feeling of money scarcity.
Perhaps it was the last time you logged in to your bank account or the last time you wanted to make a purchase.
Now, write for 10 minutes about what you were thinking at that time.
What were you thinking the last time you logged into your bank account?
What were you thinking the last time you wanted to make a purchase?
Keep writing for 10 minutes about that moment.
Then, re-read what you wrote to yourself and look for your thoughts that create the feeling of scarcity.
Here are thoughts you may see in your thought download:
- It’s not enough
- I never have enough money
- I can’t afford X
- I want X but can’t have it
- I wish I had more money
All of these sentences may sound completely true.
But they are thoughts and beliefs, and they are completely optional.
The thoughts are generating the feeling of money scarcity.
And we can change these thoughts to generate feelings of money abundance.
Decide new money beliefs
The next step is deciding new money beliefs that you want to adopt.
Ask yourself, what do you wish you truly believed about money?
Here are some ideas on new money beliefs that generate feelings of abundance:
- Money is easy
- I love having money
- I am great with money
- I have enough money
How to move from old money beliefs to new money beliefs
The real work comes in when moving from old beliefs and thoughts to new beliefs and thoughts.
It will likely be impossible to jump from the current money belief all the way to the new money beliefs.
The gap between where you are now and where you want to be is likely too big to make the jump all at once.
For example, if you have the current money belief “I don’t have enough money” and the belief you want to have is “I always have enough money,” it’s going to be pretty hard to convince yourself of that new belief right now.
The trick is to your “bridge” thoughts.
Bridge thoughts move you up to the ladder from scarcity to abundance.
The next thought on the bridge should be sometime slightly believable to you know.
You can then practice the bridge thought over and over until it becomes second nature.
Then, once it becomes second nature, you can practice the next thought on the bridge.
And you can keep going until you reach the money belief you want.
For example, here is an example of a series of bridge thoughts:
- I don’t have enough money
- I have enough money for today
- I have enough money for this week
- I have enough money
- I always have enough money
For bridge thoughts, one tip is to bring in the time frame (as I did in the example “I have enough money for today.”)
The future is vast and that can easily lead to feelings of scarcity, so bringing in the timeline is incredibly useful.
For each new bridge thought you are working on, it’s best to practice the thoughts daily.
You can write them on a notecard and read it each more.
Or you can write the thought in your journal each more.
I also like to set reminders on my phone with the thoughts I’m practicing that go off at random times through the day.
All of these strategies help me keep the new thoughts I’m working on front of mind and keep me practicing them daily.
And once I adopt them, I move on to the next thought until I reach the belief I want to have.