Our beliefs are what give our thoughts and behaviour structure. What we believe tells us how to act in any given situation. However not everything we believe serves us well. If our beliefs prevent us from taking action that will enhance our well being then they are what is termed limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs about money block the flow of wealth and abundance into our lives. Over the next 10 days I will be looking at the top 10 limiting beliefs about money and their origins.
Limiting belief # 1: Money is the root of all evil (Evil: that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune (noun))
It is likely that the basis of this belief is the Bible. Timothy 6:10 says “the love of money is the root of all evil”. Given the dominance of Christianity in the West, this idea has been spread with the faith. It doesn’t matter whether you are a believer; the idea that money is the root of all evil seems to be laden with social proof or evidence that supports this position. People fight, kill, destroy relationships and allow others to suffer in the pursuit of money or property, land, precious metals or any other possessions that money can buy. Once money became a, medium of exchange it was easy to make the link. So rather than the pursuit of resources for your personal use being the root of all evil, we simply think in terms of money.
However, money in itself is neither good nor evil. Money is a concept. It is an energy that can be exchanged for another energy. If you hold a £1 coin in your hand it doesn’t burn a hole in it or transmit evil rays. It is a lifeless inert object. What is important is not money, it is your attitude and belief system associated with it. If your attitude is that you are prepared to do anything irrespective of who you might damage physically, emotionally, spiritually or psychologically; then the action you take to acquire the money you seek are likely to be very self-serving and at the expense of others. Depending on the extremes that one is prepared or needs to go in order to acquire the money they seek, it is likely that an objective observer might conclude that you/your actions are evil.
What do you believe about money? Please share your thoughts I look forward to reading them.
About Ola Agbaimoni
Known as "The Business Detective" due to her "Sherlock Holmes" like problem solving abilities, Ola works in partnership with her sister Carole Pyke, The Business Bard. Together they run Eélan Media, a new type of Business growth agency offering a forensic approach to business and a creative approach to marketing. As well as being an expert in business planning, training and development, Ola is also a certified coach, NLP practitioner; an accomplished author, speaker and presenter.