You may think this is silly, but do you ever have those moments of profound aha’s in your life from some place other than where you think inspiration “should” come from? We all have been influenced by Emerson, Thoreau, or even current day influences, such as women and shame expert Brene Brown, or Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran. But, silly as it may be, lifelong inspiration stemmed from this unexpected little quip from Glamour magazine about diet decades ago. This little insight has even influenced the journey toward my life and financial goals!
In my early twenties, I read this quote in Glamour, while perched poolside in my bikini on a hot Houston afternoon…
Nothing tastes as good as being skinny makes me feel. Seriously! The profound simplicity of this insight led me to drop 10 pounds shortly thereafter, but it also gave me an awareness that everything is about choice, and that reality has influenced me for decades. The choice being declared in that article is this: the author expressed an underlying awareness that she chose to be the ideal weight she wanted over eating certain foods. It’s all about choice, whether the issue is diet, spending or financial goals!
Yet knowing this, why do I still regularly, if not daily, make choices that lead me away from the outcomes I truly choose?
Why did this paradigm influence me in some areas, but not others? Particularly weak areas that I will admit publicly are disorganization, procrastination, constant tech clutter with ten apps open on my devices, and less importantly, movie addiction. What drives this internal chaos? Is it limiting beliefs? Is it habit? I think it’s both, but the habits stem from the negative beliefs, so that’s the first place I’m going to focus for positive change. Here is what I believe to be true after a few decades of adult living: When limiting and erroneous beliefs are cleared, life and financial goals are achieved.
When I flip negative ways of being, to living from core desires instead of invalid beliefs, I know that I can accomplish whatever I want if I just take the right actions:
- If I confirm my travel dates early, I will spend less for the trip and affect my cash flow for the month
- If I understand and review my investment account performance regularly, I’ll know if I am on track to reach my financial goals
- If I don’t watch the movie again (that’s not really even that great), then I have the time to read the book that will help me create a new income stream
- If I take the action steps that I thoughtfully outlined to reach my financial goals, I’ll probably reach them
- If I close the ten things that are open on my computer, I will be much more productive
The bottom line is this: If I do the things that I am completely aware deep inside that I need to do, I will create and live the life I choose in my heart. How liberating is that?
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