One of the most common mistakes I see entrepreneurs make when setting their financial goals is that they hold themselves back from dreaming big.
Even as visionary entrepreneurs, we can still let fear-based beliefs hold us back. We set goals based on what we think is realistic for us. We play small and don’t let ourselves dream big.
We think things like…
“That’s not possible for me.”
“If I want that I’m going to have to sacrifice a lot and it’s not worth it.”
“I have to pay off debt and take care of so many goals that this big dream just isn’t realistic.”
When you’re setting your financial goals, leave all those thoughts behind, even if just for a moment.
Getting out of these thoughts patterns is a practice of training your brain to get out of a scarcity mindset and into an abundance mindset.
Scarcity mindset: When you believe there’s not enough. Not enough money, clients, time, or you’re not enough.
Abundance mindset: There’s enough for you and everyone around you. Money and time are limitless resources. Anything is possible. You’re worthy and deserving of everything you desire.
I have deep conditioning of scarcity-based thinking. My family’s belief system and society’s messages are rooted in scarcity and the idea that there’s never enough. It’s been a continuous journey for me to train myself to think abundantly.
The more I practice, the better I get, and the closer I get to living the life I want to live and being the person I want to be.
When setting your money goals, imagine a world where all your wildest dreams come true. Lean into the abundance of the universe
One of my favorite exercises to get into that mindset is this…
Imagine you have a magic wand, and you can have anything you want with a simple wave of the wand, what would you bring into your life?
In other words…
Imagine you won the lottery. What would you do with your wealth?
Allow yourself to have fun and fully go there with these exercises. Continue to come back to this and revisit it as you work through scarcity thinking and continue to dream with greater abundance.
You can complete this exercise and more in my free Money Goal Workbook. This workbook will help you think big, while also helping you focus on what you can take action on today.