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The Million-Dollar Question

Have you ever imaginatively played the lottery?

You know what I’m talking about.  You’re sitting around with your friends on a Friday night, having a glass of wine, and someone asks you what you’d do with a million dollars if it magically showed up on your doorstep.

Let’s play right now.

What would you do with the money?

Would you invest it?

Would you spend it all on luxurious items and exotic vacations?

Would you give it all away?

Your answer is telling in two ways. First, it brings to light your deepest desires. Second, it has the capacity to shed some serious light on your current relationship with money.

If you end your list of desires with, “Yeah, but I’d never win the lottery,” you have some serious doubt associated with your experience with money.

Okay, so maybe it seems a little far-fetched to think you’d actually win the lottery, but how do you know unless you play?

This same principle applies to your life.  Are you taking chances in your life, going for what you really want, or are you passively accepting your circumstances for what they are?  In other words, are you actually buying the lottery ticket, or are you just thinking about it?

Here’s something else to think about.

Studies show that just because you win the lottery, it doesn’t mean you’re set for life.

It’s true.  Recent findings in The Review of Economics and Statistics show that a big lottery win doesn’t decrease your chances of having to file for bankruptcy.

What? Why?

Because that’s how strong old patterns are.

If you grew up in scarcity, you’re going right back to scarcity unless you’ve changed your mindset.  Old limiting money patterns and beliefs will bring you right back to where you started – because you still buy into them.  No amount of money can change that. You have to go in and change the belief from the inside out.

Scarcity type thinking and fear of loss (which can also be common among the wealthy, as the more you have, the more you have to lose), can lead you to live life according to what money can do for you, instead of what you can do with the money.

Many people experience money from a place of fear. It’s a powerless place to be.  It’s also backwards, because we created money!

Shouldn’t you be the one deciding what to do with your money according to how you want to live your life, instead of letting it tell you what to do?  You probably think about what you do have, instead of what you could have, and this limits you.

Expand your horizons.  Really think about the million-dollar question again, and get clear.

You can’t get what you want if you don’t know what you want!

Some of the wealthiest people in the world find money wherever they go.  Why?

Because they expect it.

If they lose it all, they know they’ll get it back.

That’s a powerful knowing.

Apply this same principle to your life.  Know you can have whatever you want in life, but there’s one caveat.

You have to believe it’s possible.

By Katie Peterson

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