This is day 6 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.
The time will come. You’ll feel your stride, financially. You’ll see your money multiplying and your life will start to align the way you want it to. Then, it happens. The bottom falls out and the setbacks start rolling in. Murphy’s law pops in and ruins it all. Why does this always happen?
The answer is we make it so. When did we decide that life was just a series of setbacks? Was it something that happened to us when we were younger? Most of the time, that’s the culprit. We get stuck in the past, the emotions of a prior life event that involved money, and we associate it with every single financial setback that happened thereafter.
How do we stop this? We acknowledge what’s really happening. We have to think about that one thing, or series of events, that causes us to fear what MAY happen to the hard-earned money we make. I put “may” in all caps, because it’s always just a chance that these setbacks will happen. It’s a chance, but we live our lives like they are guarantees. Then, once our windfall comes into fruition, we don’t know how to handle it all. We wait for the other shoe to drop. We pretty much wish for bad to happen.
What do you think your money will want to do if you continue to wish for it to be violently taken away from you? It won’t show up. Would you stay in a relationship with someone that wished you harm each and every time you prayed for them to receive their blessings? Of course not. Setbacks are fake. They are only as big and significant as we want to make them. So, let’s turn the giants into dolls, right now.
Here’s today’s affirmation:
It’s only a setback if I want it to be.
Today’s task focuses on all of those financial setbacks that creep up into your mind. How big do you see them? Are they really as significant as you make them out to be? Can you turn the giant into dolls, and break them down into smaller challenges? Here’s a hint: of course you can. Think of ways to break these things down, and how you’ll handle any future “setbacks” that may enter your life.