There is one essential element in the transformation from poor to wealthy, sick to healthy, and/or unhappy to happy. And that element is awareness. In any breakthrough development you want to create, it is preceded by awareness. Because you can’t change something you’re not aware of.
A friend recently emailed me for advice about a business venture she is thinking about launching. The business solved a problem and created value, so it meets the most important criteria of a successful venture. I felt it was doomed to fail however, because of the foundational beliefs she expressed about money and success. Her email only had a couple paragraphs, but it included negative statements like:
"…would love to have a lot of money, but I would also feel a responsibility that came with that wealth”
“How would I spend those millions?"
"…but we don't need much. We can be happy and successful without boats and planes and big houses.”
When I read those, I realized that no matter what her business concept was, it almost irrelevant. Unless she becomes aware of the negative bias she has against becoming wealthy, it won’t matter.
If you have negative beliefs about something, they will undercut anything you try to do unless you become aware of those beliefs and eviscerate them. The process is simple, but not easy. It looks like this.
This is the process of moving from poverty consciousness to prosperity consciousness in any area.