This is day 26 of the 30 Days of Financial Affirmations challenge. If you missed any of the previous days, check out the overview page for links to the other affirmations.
At this point in our challenge, we need to discuss financial confidence. Our minds have been stretched, opened and exercised more than we thought they could in a few weeks time. We’re seeing the dollar bill as something more than a piece of paper to covet. We’ve learned the importance of earning what we need and manifesting what we want. Yet, we’re not at the end just yet.
Here’s question: how do you feel right now? Seriously. You’ve read these affirmations for the past 25 days and you’ve repeated them to yourself. You’ve hopefully done each task, and are seeing results. But, how do you feel about your new routine and mindset? What I’m getting to is that we can work, and push, and dedicate time to bettering ourselves and our finances but it’s very easy to hit autopilot and expect life to just happen for us. I’m here to say that it won’t do that. Life and your financial windfall won’t come unless you are confident about it all.
The funny thing about living life on autopilot is that there is no correlation with confidence. Confidence comes when you’re in the battle, when you’re doing something new and exciting and when you are paying attention to your daily actions and taking them to the limit.
Let me share a quick story with you. A few years ago, I noticed that I was going through the day to day of being a homemaker and mother. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were made everyday. I posted on my website almost daily, but it wasn’t anything that was too exciting. I offered my ear to my husband when he needed to talk about work, but I never gave him suggestions to help him excel. I was one step higher than a droid. Then, I was deployed. Life drastically changed. While in Afghanistan, every single thing I did had to be with confidence. Walking in the dark to the chow hall. Riding on the bus to work, and building bombs a few nights a week. All were done with my feelers out and my senses heightened. You haven’t lived until you take a five minute shower while thinking about if a mortar may go off while your mid-wash.
Now, can you guess what happened when I got home? I did every single things with confidence. My kids almost didn’t recognize their new mom, and my husband loved the “new me.” Even better, were our finances. Opportunities, experiences and funds started to flow into our lives because I was CONFIDENT that each step I took towards a better financial life was going to make a difference for us. Saving 5 dollars at the grocery store, or learning to make my husband’s favorite Starbucks drink at home increased that confidence. That was almost 3 years ago, and that windfall still hasn’t stopped. When I feel the confidence falter, I immediately look back at the affirmations. You’ve put in the work. Now it’s time to be confident about what’s coming.
Here’s your affirmation for today:
Confidence is key. I’m making moves in my finances and my confidence in myself is through the roof!
If you can shout that second sentence, I highly suggest it. That’s your task for the day. CONFIDENTLY shout the second part of that affirmation. Scare a few folks, if you have to! You are killing it right now. Keep moving and keep up the confidence.