A ‘Poverty Mentality’ is a mindset, or system of thinking that often prevents individuals from receiving their potential blessings or succeeding to the best potential.
Th modern-day woman has many opportunities to compete in the business and corporate worlds, especially in societies where the governmental system is fair. I have seen many beautiful, talented ladies in senior positions yet they seem to become stagnant in their lives. These are the women who earn copious amounts of money, do not have major responsibilities but their financial and relational lives are in havoc! I have often wondered what the problem is and I figured this out.
I call it a poverty mentality because poverty is not just confined to financial failure but also dismal failure and bondage in other areas of one’s live. Many people grew up with the wrong influences, in abject poverty or a lack of understanding on how to make their lives prosperous. In most cases, these people either hoard money when they become older or they become millionaires but still carry an image of someone who doesn’t deserve happiness because their minds have been conditioned to see darkness. Some people then purchase all the flashy things money can buy instead of first investing the money.
I find it amazing how many women, due to a fear, conform to this mindset. These women settle for stress, bad relationships, a low income, unhealthy bodies… the list is endless. I myself used to believe that I did not deserve anything good because of some unfortunate events that had happened in my personal life but I became determined to love myself to demand the best. Yes, I understand that you may have bad circumstances but look at Oprah Winfrey as a case study and you will get the courage to make the decision to turn your life around. If it requires counseling, a mentor or a friend to account for you, go ahead and get help. Getting help does not show a sign of weakness but rather a sign of strength. And choose to develop positive self talk. Too often people think that talking to themselves is stupid but it is not. If you take 15 minutes a day encouraging yourself, you will feel the positive effects and your sub-conscious mind will make you look for opportunities and made better decisions.
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