Before you can even begin to consider developing a mindset geared towards riches, the first step to understand is that you have full responsibility over your own finances.
You are in charge of your success, much like you are in charge of your failures or mediocrity.
Too many people who have not yet made their fortune tend to take the role of a victim. Victims think ‘why can’t I succeed’ or ‘poor me’ or even ‘my family are to blame by not being rich’.
The reality is that victims are usually stuck with being poor. Even more worrying, they are not usually victims at all, but simply want to take up your attention and energy.
3 Types of Victims in the Money Game
You may not have a victim mentality, but perhaps you know someone who does. How can you identify the victims? It is easy once you understand the three main types of victims that exist.
Victim Type #1: The Blamer
A huge number of people who float around with not much financial luck are good at playing the blame game. These victims use as many people and circumstances as possible to blame. Their parents, their childhoods, their lack of opportunity… all of these are too blame for their lack of success.
Blamers are very destructive, as they will always find blame that can be placed outside of themselves. Some may even blame the government, their spouses, their broker or the economy.
Victim Type #2: The Justifier
This type of victim tends to justify or rationalize their lack of success by saying ‘money is not a big deal anyway’. This is not only crazy, but also usually a sign of someone who doesn’t have money. If you do not think that money is important, you won’t have any. It is as simple as that!
Successful people have learned this early on – you will never hear them saying that money is not important. They also understand that if you want to achieve anything, you will need money at some point. This is a fundamental part of becoming wealthy and having the right mindset.
Victim Type #3: The Complainer
The next type of victim uses complaining to avoid dealing with the real issues at stake – wallowing in self-pity and never taking responsibility for their ability to succeed. Whether you believe it or not, when you focus on what you want, you are more likely to get it. Complainers do not consider this however, making their problems even bigger.
Complainers are also more likely to suck other people into their misery, and for those on a path to real change, this can be dangerous. Your problems will cease to matter, and their problems will always be the biggest in the world.
From Victim to Success Driven
When all is said and done, blame, justification and complaining are much like self-medicating to reduce the stress of failure. If any of these victims were not failing in some way, they probably wouldn’t need to blame, justify or complain, would they?
If you fall into one of these victim patterns, you need to stop what you are doing right now. The most essential part of changing your current financial status is to understand that you create your own life, and every moment, you are either attracting success or difficulty into your life. This means that you need to choose your thoughts carefully to ensure that you are attracting the RIGHT thoughts.
From today, why not make a commitment to a full week of freedom from being a victim? For each of those seven days, instead of taking the easy ‘victim’ route, focus your thoughts on success and positivity, and you may just find that you are attracting better things into your life.