Personal Finance

Dark Attitudes On Money

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“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”
– Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is right. Sprinkling love in what you do attracts accomplishments and money. Our attitudes towards money play an important part in either attracting it or driving it away.

Growing in a supportive environment where you can talk about money matters openly will enable you to attract money in various ways. On the flip side,it can be more difficult to attract money if you are underestimating your skills. Moreover, dark attitudes toward money can contribute to the lack of self-esteem and motivation.

Having a negative attitude towards money will hinder you from tackling opportunities and will steer you to make errors in your judgement. These may cause you to lose money in the process. Hence, it is important to identify your money attitudes.

Here are just some negative attitudes that you should stop:

I DO NOT DESERVE MONEY

Believing that you do not deserve money or that money is the root of evil causes you to avoid money. For people with this attitude, money can evoke feelings of anxiety and disgust.

I PRAISE MONEY

Believing that money can solve all your problems is a bad attitude to have. People who are trapped by this “money worship” attitude can carry an outstanding debt. Greed can course through your veins when you worship money too much.

I AM DEFINE BY MY WEALTH

Believing that self-worth is tied to your net worth is unhealthy. You can keep up with others as much as you want, but you cannot be fully satisfied.

I AM SECRETIVE ABOUT MY FINANCES

Lack of openness in one’s finances can potentially brew an issue between couples. While people with this attitude are often financially stable, they often do not allow themselves to enjoy the benefits of having money. Extreme cases of having this attitude can lead to under-spending and hoarding. Talk about extreme cheapskate!

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