Essential Tips For Developing A Prosperity Consciousness

May 18, 2011 by  
Filed under personal development

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity ’til he has tasted adversity. ~Sa’di (Musharrif-uddin)
How often do you think about prosperity?

For us goal-setters, we often think about progress and are obsessed with reaching the finish line of our dreams. I wonder, though, how often we think about the fruits we’ll gain along the way?

To consistently think of those fruits, you should develop a prospertiy consciousness. It’s not difficult to cultivate one. Like any thought process, it’s one that should be installed in your mind like new software. Once it’s downloaded, it needs regular maintenance to make sure the files are operating properly. And when you reach those goals, you might want to upgrade your software so that you’re prepared for new goals and new dreams.

The Foundation of Prosperity

A mindset shift begins with a basic thought. A belief is only a thought you keep thinking, until your mind accepts that it’s true. To install a new thought, you repeat it consciously until it’s absorbed into your subconscious mind. This may seem over-simplistic but honestly it’s just that easy.

For example, did you know the US was in a financial recession before you heard about it on the news? Then this fact was repeated daily for months. Do you believe it now? If you hear that we’re out of a recession, would you easily believe it? What proof do you have that we’re in a recession? This fact is probably something that no one doubts by now.

You can install this same level of belief in your own dreams and prosperity by utilizing this same method.

Maintain Your Prosperity Software

Once you’ve developed the habit of repeating statements about prosperity to yourself (my post on autosuggestion explains how), most people stop there. Your mind will revert to it’s old beliefs as soon as you stop. There is reinforcement all around us that we are not prosperous – the news, fears articulated by our family and friends, and negative sayings such as “money is the root of all evil” and “money doesn’t grow on trees”. So you have to keep the reinforcement going.

When you start feeling prosperous, positive energy flowing through you, don’t let anything block that energy. I guard against the negative energy of others by refraining from negative conversations, by not watching the news, and from reminding myself that my goals are all my own – it doesn’t matter one bit what anyone else says or thinks about my dreams. My life and my aspirations are all my own and it’s totally up to me to reach them – no one else.

Upgrade Your Prosperity Software

It’s not enough to repeat thoughts of prosperity to yourself daily. Once your mind accepts that prosperity can be yours, and you’ve developed the habit of thinking those prosperous thoughts, it’s time to upgrade them. I do this by reading books and listening to audio that reinforces these thoughts. I find that there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel. The people that have gone before me and experienced a life of prosperity and abundance are the best teachers.

When you reach this level of consciousness, you’ll want to surround yourself with thoughts, ideas, conversations, and resources that reinforce the belief that prosperity can be yours. Here are a few suggested books:

What are the books and resources you like to read, to keep your mind focused on prosperity? I’m always adding new titles to my own library and I’d love to read some of your suggestions.


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5 Responses to “Essential Tips For Developing A Prosperity Consciousness”
  1. Udara says:

    I just did my 6 months dreamlining from “The 4hr workweek” by Timothy Ferriss. I love that book and I’m re-reading it now. Next up will be “Think and Grow Rich” and I actually have “The science of getting rich” on audio tape. I’ve heard of T. harv Ecker but I’ve never read his book. I might have to check it out.

    My biggest problem isn’t really focusing on prosperity but believing that I deserve to prosper in all aspects of my life. This was the biggest roadblock I had to conquer-sometimes we are our own biggest saboteurs.

    And I’ve stopped watching the news or “the evening circus” as I call it and developed selective ignorance.

    • Anilia says:

      thanks for your comment Udara! Yes I agree, you can’t reach a prosperity consciousness if your mind keeps telling you you’re not worthy to receive the goals you’re working toward. Why don’t you believe you deserve it? What false beliefs are circulating in your mind to keep this thought going?

      I talk about negative beliefs in my ebook, if you haven’t done so you should check it out for ways to erase the belief that you don’t deserve it. I think I’m gonna blog about that too, because it’s something I hear alot.

      I like the term ‘selective focus’ instead of selective ignorance ;-)

      • Udara says:

        Thanks so much for your reply – I’m kinda late. The belief that I deserve to prosper is something that I had to conquer. I think almost all of us -especially within the christian community – had some negative belief about money instilled in us at a young age (money is the root of all evil). But thankfully, I working very hard on my mindset with the help of some great mentors and I will check out your e-book. I know you hear this all time but I love this blog.

  2. Galen Pearl says:

    You are so right. If we don’t develop prosperity thinking habits, we will fall back on our old patterns. I like your analogy to software. I have referred to it myself as resetting our homepage. I read that we think as many as 60,000 thoughts a day and that something like 80% of our thoughts are thoughts we’ve had before, ie, habitual thoughts. If we can develop thought habits about properity, that would be roughly 48,000 thoughts about prosperity every day! That’s something to think about!
    Galen Pearl recently posted: Three Kinds of Kindness

  3. Sue says:

    I agree about the need to maintain the software. That’s a lifelong, ongoing ‘thing to do’. It’s amazing how we can trick our minds into thinking we have a prosperity mind-set. Results are the real indicator. What you see in your world is a result of your imagination.

    Nice blog!

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