When you have beliefs buried deep down inside of you, which remain covered and secret, your ego can use those to control you. It can do what it wants to help shroud your true inner feelings from coming to light. It knows that as soon as those feelings come to light, it won’t be able to hide anymore, but until they do, you’ll continue experiencing huge amounts of internal conflict and strife. You must take control of your thoughts, so that you can take control of your emotions. If you can’t control your thoughts, then you’ll find yourself slipping back into old and destructive patterns that don’t serve you. If you overspend your money on shopping, travel, or general entertainment, it’s your thoughts that are feeding the emotions that drive that spending. It all starts in the mind, and if you’re going to have a millionaire mentality, you have to eradicate the negative thoughts from your mind.
The key to doing this is creating new affirmations. Affirmations are statements that you repeat over and over again, until you mind accepts them as truths. Since everything in this world is merely a construct of our minds, building an affirmative set of thoughts that’s repeated over, and over again, can literally change the course of your life. This doesn’t mean you get to ignore your problems; it means that you have to replace your negative patterns of thinking, with positive ones. Negative thoughts won’t get you anywhere, which is why you always hear the saying the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. It’s because like begets like. Rich experiences build onto rich thoughts, and poor experiences build onto poor thoughts. Both types of individuals have a certain set of beliefs, experiences, and thoughts that create the foundation of their viewpoints. If you want to override those thoughts that are filtered by your beliefs, change your thoughts and your beliefs, then build up new experiences to support your new beliefs.
The Millionaire Method: How to get out of Debt and Earn Financial Freedom by Understanding the Psychology of the Millionaire Mind by R.L. Adams