I’m currently reading Robert Kiyosaki’s famous best-selling book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and am enjoying it immensely.
Robert emphasizes the importance of shifting your mindset away from thinking you can’t afford something to thinking about how you can afford it instead.
This shift in mindset can significantly impact your relationship with money and their your future.
Thinking, “I can’t afford it,” immediately shuts down all thinking about making money. Instead, it reinforces a scarcity mentality and the belief that you do have the resources to acquire what you want.
This type of thinking limits what you believe is possible and leads to inaction.
On the other hand, when you start thinking about how you can afford something, you immediately start thinking constructively about money.
You start looking for opportunities and ways to generate the resources you need.
This mindset encourages creativity, problem-solving, and innovation. When you start seeing money as a tool to be used rather than a scarce resource, your financial future becomes much more promising.
So, how do you shift your mindset? Start by changing the language you use. Instead of saying, “I can’t afford it,” say, “how can I afford it?” This question will automatically trigger your brain to start looking for solutions.
Additionally, focus on increasing your financial education. The more you learn about money, the more confident you will become in your ability to handle it.
The shift from “I can’t afford it” to “How can I afford it” is a powerful change in mindset that can significantly impact your financial future.
By changing the language you use and focusing on financial education, you can start to see money as a powerful tool rather than a scarce resource.