If you’ve done all the right things, got your degree, working hard, investing in the 401k plan etc and you are not having the success you know you should have. Don’t blame the economy or the government or your parents or anybody or anything else you can think of to blame for your lack of success. The problem is in your mind.
The conscious, intellectual level of your mind knows you have done everything to be successful, but the subconscious, preconditioned level of your mind has been preconditioned, likely since your childhood with “money doesn’t grow on trees”, “a penny saved is a penny earned”, “money is the root of all evil” ( which is NOT anywhere in the Bible, by the way, you’ve been lied too).
Many of us have grandparents that lived during the great depression, which is an era of American history that rooted an entire generation in a scarcity mindset. These people passed onto their children these ideas about money who passed them down to their children.
You need to understand the beliefs that you hold and work to change those beliefs you have in your subconscious mind and you also have the opportunity to teach your children to have more productive beliefs about money and success as well.
For example you can begin to reprogram your subconscious mind by:
Change “money is scarce” to “money is abundant”.
Change “money is evil, dirty or bad” to “money is good” much good can be done with money.
Change “money only comes every two weeks or weekly(whenever payday is)” to “money comes from a range of sources” which creates an opportunistic view of money.
Consider that the words you choose, not only reflects, but affects, your thinking. Example: the word if is conditional, the word when is definitive. From now on, your dreams and goals are when not if. Don’t let if pass your lips in relation to your dreams and goals. You see there is no doubt, its only a matter of when you will see success.
To have the success, you deserve, you must reset your mind and psychology to reinforce what you want and begin to restart your beliefs and reverse the “scarcity mindset” financial conditioning.