4 Surprising Things That Are Holding You Back From Wealth
By Guest Blogger Dr. Steve G. Jones
Does it sometimes feel like other people in your life just have it easy?
You see them getting great jobs and promotions, earning big money, or not having to work hard for what they get… while you are constantly STRUGGLING?
Do you sometimes think to yourself…
‘Why can’t I have what THEY have? Is there something I should have done differently?’
Well, let me tell you right now it’s not that they’re ‘better than you’.
It’s not that they’re smarter than you, luckier than you, or they deserve it more.
As a hypnotherapist and self-made millionaire, I see clients every day who are struggling with one (or more) of 4 things… which make it almost impossible to get the wealth and the life you want.
#1: Fear of failure
‘But what if I FAIL?’ ‘What if I’m not GOOD enough?’ ‘What will I LOSE?’
‘What will people think of me?’
We are creatures of habit, and our subconscious minds are great at keeping us in the same routines or behavior patterns.
Because there is a certain safety about doing the same things we’ve done before.
Basically, it’s a survival mechanism, which causes us to feel nervous, uncomfortable, or fearful when we even think about doing something different.
And this goes double when it comes to big things like making a career change, starting a business, or moving somewhere new.
We fear what will happen if we FAIL, and our minds are great at coming up with all sorts of inventive negative scenarios.
But the important thing to remember is: If you continue to do exactly the same things, you will continue to get exactly the same results.
Creating wealth doesn’t have to be ‘hard’. But it does involve stepping out of your comfort zone.
#2: Fear of success
‘But what will happen if I get rich?’ ‘What will happen if I get that promotion?’ ‘What will happen if I buy that bigger house?’
‘Will people treat me differently?’
‘Will I become someone ELSE?’
Yes, fear of success is also a very real thing.
Again, this comes down to our natural resistance to change.
For instance, although you may WANT to land that dream job, there is a tiny part of your mind that is stressing out about what will come with that new job…
…a new office, new responsibilities, new people to report to and higher expectations.
And, underneath it all, you may not feel that you are truly deserving of achieving this kind of success and becoming wealthy, especially if others in your life are struggling.
When in actual fact, you are just as worthy and deserving as anyone else!
#3: You’re suffering from the toxic cash-repelling ‘Scarcity Virus’…
‘I’m just not that lucky’ ‘I don’t have what it takes’ ‘There isn’t enough money to go around’
If you’re frustrated with where things are at in your life and feeling helpless about your finances right now, chances are you are suffering from the toxic, cash-repelling ‘Scarcity Virus’.
Basically, you have some serious inner hang-ups about money and what it means to be rich… and whether you actually have what it takes to BE rich.
In fact, the majority of the population suffer from this same problem.
You might think you’d love to be wealthy, land that dream job, or live that luxurious lifestyle, but inside your mind is telling you something different.
Because on some level, you’ve learned that “money is BAD”. Or, that you’re not “good enough” to ever be rich.
Maybe you or your family have struggled with money in the past, and therefore you’ve come to associate wealth with feelings like fear, jealousy, or resentment.
And even as an adult, these feelings have remained rooted within you and can be extremely hard to shake.
#4: You’ve been following the wrong footsteps all along
‘But my father told me that getting rich is about hard work and saving’ ‘The more hours I work, the closer I’ll get to success’
The fourth crucial thing I see holding people back from wealth is that they have been listening to advice from the wrong people their whole lives.
Instead of looking for successful mentors who can teach them the real steps to success, they follow the guidance of people who may actually be struggling themselves.
For instance, parents, siblings, or friends who provide well-meaning yet unhelpful comments such as, “You just have to work HARDER”.
As I can personally testify to, building your income really isn’t about working double the number of hours and putting in double the effort.
It’s about tuning your mind into what really WORKS.