How often do negative thoughts pop into your head each day? I would wager, if you really think about it, you would find you are more negative than you think you are. In fact, I think Facebook posts alone are a true testament to how often we are negative, and those thoughts are just the thoughts YOU SHARE. Let me give you a few examples:
I’m ready for my kids to go back to school, they’re driving me crazy.
I can’t believe this politician or celebrity said (insert whatever you don’t like here), what an IDIOT!!!
Look at the people fighting in this video.
It’s incredibly easy to be a negative person. All you have to do is think it and then say it, and BOOM you’re there. Of course no one is 100% perfectly positive. However, I think there is one word so many of us use without thinking about it as a negative word: Debt.
I’m in debt.
If you read that sentence out loud does it sound positive to you? Does it sounds like something you want in your life? No? Then WHY do we always use that word? Go to any search engine right now, type in debt and look at the results. you will find MILLIONS of them! Get out of debt, become debt free, living with debt, all of these phrases are common and in our faces every single day and we wonder why Americans are in debt? Really? Does that paragraph feel GOOD to you at all? Does it make you feel in control? It sure doesn’t to me.
Let me throw another word out there and see how it makes you feel:
Ohhhh, that feels better doesn’t it? Doesn’t prosperity sound better than debt? I can tell what you’re thinking right now. You’re wondering how you can have prosperity if you’re in debt right? I thought about it too. I debated and tried to figure out how to change my mind-set from the negative to the positive.
I’m not working to be “be debt free”, I am working to build my prosperity. I am shifting my focus to abundance.
Here’s the simple truth I heard on a Dave Ramsey podcast at one point. If your family makes $30,000 annually you’re financially in the top 10% of the WORLD. Are you feeling humbled? You should be!
I’m 100% guilty of consistently saying “We can’t afford that”, and I’ve had to smack myself for it because time and time again I have proven on less than $30,000 a year we can make ends meet. Americans in general blow their money on CRAP and then complain we don’t have enough, when the truth is, it’s more than likely you do have enough.
You have abundance in your life. You can turn that abundance into prosperity with the right attitude and the willingness to change your thought processes. So instead of focusing on the “D” word, focus on what you really have, prosperity.