Perfectionism and money.
I speak with many people on what they want, how they want it and what they're going to do if they don't get it. They tell me all about what has gone wrong, who did what to them and why it has not worked out the way they wanted. I sit, and I listen, and I smile inwardly at myself as I can hear my own beliefs and story coming through.
My question is "How is that working for you?" How is trying to plan every little thing, control every aspect of your life, ensure that everyone around you does exactly what you EXPECT them to do… how on earth do you remain sane and happy each day?
The truth is you can't. If you have an inability to be flexible with your mindset you are going to live a life of disappointment. The reason I know this is I have met now with thousands of people who think what they know is enough and therefore should have everything in order, under control and millions in the bank!
For most of us, that is not how life is working out. Until we become unfixed in our mindset how can we possibly learn what we need to learn to change what we do, so we can have a different outcome?
Learning and doing new things is the key to breaking through those perfectionist habits of insisting things must always go your way.
Having fun and enjoying life is the key to achieving these breakthroughs.
Setting yourself small goals to achieve and enjoy your life is one of the key areas that will enable you to change exactly what you want. At Think Money we try to ensure all of our events are fun and interactive, as I mean seriously how much fun can people get out of budgets? Some of you (my perfectionists) will be going, hang on Lynn I love Budgeting… but for most of us, it's a bore. However, I have learned that on the road map to creating wealth knowing where your money goes is essential to create more of it!
I love seeing clients when they break through this barrier of how they think it should be and learn the Chris Childs way (a little perfectionist herself!). It just changes the way you think about money, and when we do this, we can learn what it is we need change our outcomes. This can result in thousands paid off your mortgage and 1,2,3 or more investment properties if that is what you want!
So loosen the grip on yourself and others, come and have some fun and see what's possible when you laugh and learn new things… hmm, I wonder what's possible for you?