Setbacks Are Fake | 30 Days of Financial Affirmations

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30 Days of Financial Affirmations

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.

How have you handled financial setbacks in the past? How will you handle them in the future? Share with us in the comments below. You never know who you’ll inspire with your answer.

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  1. 3.7.15
    Nichole said:

    I don’t know that I’ve ever really noticed a financial setback. I’ve certainly noticed when I spent money that I know I intended for something else so, when that does happen–which is usually if I take a trip to White House Black Market–I either get up the gumption to return the item(s) (and not be embarrassed about doing so) or just rework my budget to accommodate the expense…or both. 😀

    • 3.8.15
      Amiyrah said:

      That’s great, Nichole!

  2. 3.7.15
    Mandi said:

    THIS. THIS>>>> AND THIS!!!!!!!!! This happened to me JUST THIS WEEKEND! TODAY! Ugh. I so needed to read this tonight. I had my largest two payments this month miss this past week and I allowed this setback to ruin my entire weekend. I even ended my weekend activities early, came HOME and got in my bed and sulked. I turned my computer on and read this. Lol! UGH!!! I needed to read this. It’s only a setback if I want it to be.

    • 3.8.15
      Amiyrah said:

      I’m so glad that today’s affirmation was helpful, Mandi. Those financial “setbacks” can be tough, but we have to understand that we’re the ones that give them power and position in our lives. We are strong enough to see them as minuscule, and push on with life. The best part is that once we decide to do so, it seems like the amount that was due to be a setback is doubled (or tripled) when it finally comes back to us!