Most animals are locked into their existence.
The things they want and the behaviors they do to get them are inseparable.
They are both programmed by instincts to want certain things, and those same instincts drive them to get certain things.
If a monkey is hungry, he has only a few options.
And he can only live in an environment that satisfies those options.
Humans are similar, but with one VERY IMPORTANT difference.
We are like every other animal.
We need continuous energy to survive.
We need to burn energy to get energy.
If we burn more than we consume, we lose weight.
If we burn less than we consume, we gain weight.
But there is ONE THING in between our actions and our desires.
If monkey wants a banana, he has to climb a tree.
We humans invented something called money.
In terms of our long history, this invention was pretty recent.
But once money was invented, the amount of stuff EXPLODED.
Before, humans were just like monkeys.
We had to DO STUFF to GET STUFF.
Now we can do stuff to get money.
And we can use that money to get WHATEVER STUFF we want.
Whereas before, the stuff we could get was highly related to the stuff we could do.
Once that ancient connection was broken (by the invention of money) the amount and variety of STUFF exploded.
Most people, when they think about money, associate it with lack.
Something they want but can’t get.
But in the last few thousand years, the OPPOSITE has been true.
BECAUSE of money, there is more STUFF.
And not like, “I have some money so now I can buy some stuff.”
The outcome of money being INVENTED was that tons of STUFF was invented.
For humans as a species, money SOLVED the scarcity problem.
And since this is still going on, there is still more stuff being invented and built every single day, this relationship holds true.
So why do we feel lack and scarcity on a personal level?
Most of us have wrong money beliefs built in since before we could speak.
As did our parents, and their parents.
But some lucky folks are born WITHOUT money-scarcity thinking.
They aren’t any smarter.
Most millionaires weren’t born millionaires.
But they had a unique collection of thinking that made them look out into the world and NOT see lack, but see tons of opportunities.
And they acted upon those opportunities (or made them) and got rich.
So can you.
Once you re-calibrate your brain.