Why a Poverty mentality will not produce wealth or friends

When you lose faith, when do you go to find it? If you could answer that question the world would beat a path to your doorstep. At many stages in a person’s life faith seems to disappear just when it is needed the most. A illness or death in the family, a loss of job, a personal illness, sudden depression, financial setbacks, expectations that remain unfulfilled, and numerous other “losses” can cause a person to doubt what before had been a strong belief in the good things in life.

Fear and faith cannot co-exist. Either you are fearful or you are faithful. One is a negative belief and the other is positive. Faith defies logic, but it can be accelerated if it is put into practice. Applied faith is taking action in the direction of your belief. This means that you “act as if” the outcome you believe in is already a fact. Let no doubt or disbelief enter into your thinking because that negative thought will seep into your subconscious mind and allow an element of fear to launch a counter attack against what you truly want.

If you have a poverty mentality, you will not produce wealth. If you are cautious in creating friendships, you will not acquire wealth in relationships. If you withhold on your job, your job will never be fulfilling for you. If you fail to be of service, you will receive no recognition for going the extra mile. When you think thoughts of lack, that lack is what you attract into your life.

In our lives we must rely on only ourselves to muster up the faith that we need to get though life. The setbacks in life are no excuse to abandon our belief system. We need to envision the best possible outcome given the circumstances, and then walk into our future one faithful step at a time. The alternative is not acceptable for anyone who espouses a positive mental attitude.

From this statement, you will understand that the subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent a thought impulse of a negative or destructive nature, just as readily as it will act upon thought impulses of a positive or constructive nature. This accounts for the strange phenomenon which so many millions of people experience, referred to as “misfortune,” or “bad luck.”

There are millions of people who believe themselves “doomed” to poverty and failure, because of some strange force over which they believe they have no control. They are the creators of their own “misfortunes,” because of this negative belief, which is picked up by the subconscious mind, and translated into its physical equivalent.

This is an appropriate place at which to suggest again that you may benefit, by passing on to your subconscious mind, any desire which you wish translated into its physical equivalent, or monetary equivalent, in a state of expectancy or belief that the transmutation will actually take place. Your belief, or faith, is the element which determines the action of your subconscious mind. There is nothing to hinder you from “deceiving” your subconscious mind when giving it instructions through autosuggestion, To make this “deceit” more realistic, conduct yourself just as you would if you were already in possession of the material thing which you are demanding, when you call upon your subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind will transmute into its physical equivalent, by the most direct and practical media available, any order which is given to it in a state of belief, or faith that the order will be carried out.

Surely, enough has been stated to give a starting point from which one may, through experiment and practice, acquire the ability to mix faith with any order given to the subconscious mind. Perfection will come through practice. It cannot come by merely reading instructions.

It is essential for you to encourage the positive emotions as dominating forces of your mind, and discourage – and eliminate negative emotions.

A mind dominated by positive emotion, becomes a favorable abode for the state of mind known as faith. A mind so dominated may, at will, give the subconscious mind instructions, which it will accept and act upon immediately.

Be Your Very Best Always,

Source: Think and Grow Rich. Ballantine Books. 1996. Pgs. 51 & 52


One response to “Why a Poverty mentality will not produce wealth or friends

  1. I have read your post, and while interesting and eloquently stated, I would have to disagree with your conclusion. In your consideration, you are practically accusing the impoverished of causing their own misfortune through their thoughts.

    It is indeed strange that you bring about the idea of deceiving yourself with the foregone conclusion of grandeur. I would like to remind you that a person who spends money like he is absurdly rich does not in fact become rich.

    While you must be very adamant in your “faith” that must surely bring about your fortune, did you ever consider that perhaps it is unfair to say to one who has lost their job that it was their own damn fault? You have obviously never experienced true poverty.

    I have found an interesting video for you to contemplate on. I strongly advise you watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5um8QWWRvo

    Negativity is still bad. But unnecessary optimism is not much better. Both are rightfully called delusional thinking. If you wonder about my own point of view, I think taking things as they are might be more practical. Sometimes, you have to take a look at what is actually happening around you instead of keeping your head in the clouds.

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