Nung highschool ako my mom said…”Anak nagbibinata ka lang kaya ka tinitigyawat.”
Ok fine. I believed her. She’s my mom.
Nung college na ako…”Ganyan talaga anak. Mawawal din yan.” My mom said.
Ok fine. I believed her. I love my mom.
As I write this, ang laki ng tigyawat ko sa ilong and I’m now 39 years old.
Let me ask you this: When you were young do you have these beliefs that you learned from someone that eventually you realized it isn’t true?
By the way, these people don’t mean to hurt you or deceive you. They’re loving and caring. But their own assumptions were wrong but you believed them?
Their beliefs have become your beliefs?
Think about it.
Maybe tumatalon ka pag pasok ng taon hoping na tatangkad ka.
Or maybe kailangan mo matulog ng tanghali kung hindi, kukunin ka ng bumbay.
(Kawawa mga bumbay satin, kidnapper agad ang image nila.)
Or maybe di mo sinukat ang wedding dress mo (if you’re a lady) at baka di matuloy ang kasal
You know what I mean right?
Like it or not, these beliefs have shaped who you are.
Some beliefs are healthy but many are actually harmful to you.
Whenever I talk about “getting rich” or “making millions”, many people starts to become uncomfortable.
Because they associated being rich to many negative things. They want money but not too much.
“Sapat lang”, ika nga nila.
The problem is, pag sapat lang ang pera at biglang nangailangan, wala ng mabubunot. Sapat lang e.
What I suggest is that you aspire for more. More than you can spend for yourself.
Because by having more, you can help more people. You can give more. You can have bigger contribution. Sure, you can contribute without money but why not might as well have resources to spend.
You see, not because you have lot of money doesn’t mean you’ll spend everything just for yourself.
In fact, in my experience, I spend less to myself than I spend for other people. My desire for material things has waned. I want things as simple as possible.
Sure we have luxury vacations but generally, I want simple things. Both our cars were used when we bought it.
If you think that you’ll suddenly become an evil person if you make a lot, then you’ll never experience financial abundance.
Then you’ll ask yourself…”Bakit ang pera laging kulang?”
The problem is not your skills or there’s no opportunity. It is you. Your thoughts. Your beliefs.
Remember, your actions are led by your beliefs.
Today, I want you to think about these things.
Get a notebook and a pen and go to a quiet place where you can think.
Think about all your beliefs. All the words that you heard about money, business, being rich, and all.
Then challenge those beliefs. Ask yourself.
“Is my belief about this thing is true?”
You’ll be surprised with this exercise. You’ll uncover a lot of limiting beliefs that’s holding back your success.
Try it and comment below.