Last week, my colleague asked the question, ‘How the heck do you manifest your dreams when you don’t have a pot to pee in!’ What an excellent question – thank you for asking!
First off, ask yourself the question, ‘Is it absolutely true that you don’t have a pot to pee in?’ If you pay attention to that thought, it will likely shut off your creativity and shut down your mind to the possibility of realizing that dream. This is the first way you sabotage your dreams – killing them at the outset with a limiting belief without ever taking a closer look at options.
Assuming you have a pot to pee in, take some time to evaluate the TRUTH of your current financial situation. Examine what you have. Do you have a job? If so, how much income do you have from it and what is left over at the end of the month? Is there an option to somehow save more? Do you have something that could be sold to create the money you need? Is there a way to reduce your expenses so you have more left over at the end of the month to put towards your dream?
How else can you find the money you need to realize your bigger dreams? Do you have a skill you could sell? Are you willing to get a 2nd job? Is debt feasible or reasonable? Is there a way to borrow the money? Do you know someone who might invest in you and your dream? Have you researched the different ways you might acquire the money to do this?
Let’s say you’ve decided that money isn’t really the obstacle you thought it was – often times our mind just uses it as an excuse, covering up an underlying issue.
Probe further using the following questions to see if you can find the underlying issue(s). Find a quiet place away from noise and stimulation and ask yourself the following questions:
- On a scale of 1 to 10 how important is this dream to me? (1 being not very and 10 being extraordinary.) In order for dreams to be motivating, they need to capture our heart and attach themselves to passion – these things will drive us to do the extraordinary in pursuit of our dreams.
- Do I believe myself to be competent and capable? (If the answer is no, ask inside ‘What do I believe about me?’)
- When I think about my dream, what are some of the beliefs that stop me from wanting to make this happen?
- What do I believe about money? (There may be multiple answers here – so ask yourself a few times until no new answers come up)
- What do I believe about rich people?
- Do I believe that I deserve to have money?
- Do I feel worthy of achieving my dreams?
Subconscious thoughts can and do shut down your dreams, leaving you unmotivated or uncommitted. You will find reasons why you can’t have what you want out of life and choose a life of distractions rather than action.
What you need to know is that most of these thoughts are not real – they are things we think are real.
When you get committed to your dreams, I can help you to transform and remove the limiting beliefs and mindsets (aka GUNK) that hold you back.
What is holding you back from reaching your dreams?
This is a very timely article. I just saw the HuffPost article about our nation producing 400 super-rich people. The comments, as you would imagine, can be summarized in just a few statements. “Our system favors the rich.” “Where are the opportunities for us little guys?” “There’s no such thing as the American Dream, anymore.”
Your post echoes what I say to people, every day. It’s amazing to see the light go on, when someone realizes their passion and skill can be applied to create their own opportunity. We either choose to succeed and realize our dreams…or we make excuses.
Thanks for a thoughtful post.
Exactly James! Thanks for your insight on this – I agree.