Yeah, I know the ice is already breaking on its own.
But it’s always fun to help it along with some Ka-Boomable Wisdom from some of your favorite Internet Smarty Pants!
So without further adieu…
A Subconscious Mind Truth Bomb from Kellie Kuecha:
The more you take time to mull something over the more likely you are to talk yourself right out of it. The funny thing is you don’t even realize what’s happening. The longer you wait, the more your allow your subconscious mind to go into overdrive convincing you that you aren’t worthy, you can’t afford it or you’re not good enough to have it. You will find evidence to support all the reasons it won’t work.
This is precisely why I believe so strongly in the adage that successful people take decisive action. They act on their intuition and then strike a move. Every house I’ve ever bought or big decision I’ve made, I done so swiftly. My gut is my compass and it hasn’t failed me yet.
How about you? Are you a doer or a stewer?
A Love Thyself Truth Bomb from Christine Schaefer:
I feel appreciation for the sweet voice of my source that says, ‘You are glorious and beautiful. You are light. You are love. You have never been less than this, nor will you ever be. I love you.’
A Prosperity Truth Bomb from Tony Rush:
If you want to get good at receiving money….you should get good at paying the rightful amount you owe for things.
In other words, stop that “polite stealing” you’re doing.
When I was broke, I thought it was okay to ask my friends to borrow their software installation CDs. After all….shouldn’t I be able to use that software even though I am not willing to buy it?
When I was broke, I thought it was okay to ask my friend to “burn a CD” of some album that I wouldn’t pay for. After all….who was I really hurting by getting a copy of music for myself to enjoy?
When I was broke, I thought it was okay to buy bootleg copies of movies. After all….I can’t afford to go rent it at Blockbuster video because of all my late fees. And who can afford $20 for the actual movie?
I was a thief.
Just as sure as if I’d taken money out of someone’s wallet.
Oh, sure, I justified it by saying, “Well, who am I hurting?”
The problem with that question is that it assumes that no one is getting hurt just because they’re not aware of it.
Just because The Eagles didn’t know I had bootleg copies of all their albums…..doesn’t mean that I hadn’t stolen a few hundred dollars of music from them. Money that they SHOULD have received but didn’t.
And, of course, whenever someone mentions that, broke people will invariably say, “Yeah, but the Eagles are millionaires! Who cares if they’re missing a little bit of money. They can afford it.”
Be very careful around those people. Because if they’re giving you permission to steal from others…..they’ll have no problem stealing from you.
So, here’s the thing….
Whatever your particular religious code or ethical code or moral code, one thing is true:
When you take something without paying for it…..you’re basically saying, “I don’t believe that I have the ability to get what I want without compromising my values…..or someone else’s rights.”
And THAT really WILL keep you broke.
Because you’re basically saying that you don’t have what it takes.
When I realized this, I never downloaded another illegal MP3 ever again.
I replaced the software on my computer with paid, legal versions. And if I couldn’t afford to, I deleted the illegal versions until I could afford it.
I never asked for someone to burn a CD for me…..and I never burned another one for anyone else. Same is true for VHS video tapes and DVDs.
IMPORTANT: I am not a saint. I’m not.
I’m just saying this: when I stopped engaging in the kind of thinking that had me “politely stealing” from others….
….and I STARTED engaging in the kind of thinking that says I deserve to pay for things that I want…and that I deserve to GET PAID for the things I offer others…..
…that was a big part of me feeling better about myself and getting my bank account in better shape.
Try it. I’ll bet it does the same for you.
A Drive And Desire Truth Bomb, from your favorite Bald Guy in Connecticut:
Someone with all the talent and potential in the world could be on their tenth cherry slushie of the day, or their tenth hour of reality TV. No one will ever know.
Give me someone with DRIVE AND DESIRE. We’ll find the talent that’s hiding in the corners…and bring it out!
A Personal Growth Truth Bomb from David Wood:
There’s only one thing better than the feeling
“I’ve still got it”
“I’m a LOT better than I used to be!”
Personal growth pays off.
Get to your company events.
You won’t know the person who you will be looking at in the mirror 10 years from now.
Because you are more powerful than you imagine.
And finally, a Knowing Truth Bomb from Lisa Kitter:
Once you know, what you know, you can no longer pretend as though… you don’t know, cause you do know!!
Trust me, I know!!
YOUR TURN! Got a truth bomb of your own to share? Put it down below in the comment section. The world is waiting!