Close your eyes and tune into your relationship to money. Is it always tight? Does it seem like there’s never enough? Does money seem to come easily to everyone but you? Are you always working really hard to make ends meet? Do you think money is evil? All of these thoughts and feelings stem from limiting beliefs about money.
The money that comes into our lives is simply an exchange of energy. Whether or not money flows easily into your life is determined before you choose a job or even have a conversation about collecting a paycheck. Our beliefs create our reality.
Living at the base of the brain stem is the reticular activating system. Its job is to sort and evaluate information so we can avoid meltdowns and actually get things done. It decides what is important and urgent and what gets put on the back burner. How does it make those decisions? It goes back to our beliefs.
Our brain interprets data based on perspective. Your brain is literally creating the world around you in accordance with what you've decided you believe. It's called confirmation bias.
The good news is that you can change the way your brain filters information by changing the way you think. This isn't easy, but it is totally doable.
Here are three ways to begin to change the way you think about money—and thereby change the relationship money has in your life.