With all that’s going on now, with so many people suffering, my initial inclination is to stop using the word prosperity. It just feels too aspirational in a time when many people just want to survive. Does it seem ridiculous to be picturing your prosperity in the face of this crisis? Am I being tone deaf to be using this type of language now?
I’ve thought about this a lot …
If not now, when?
One of the reasons I love the word prosperity so much is that it’s so expansive. It means more than just money. Part of the definition of prosperity is the condition of success and thriving. When I ask people at my workshops what prosperity means to them I often hear words like: love, security, comfort, wealth, and community.
Is it possible to feel prosperous when money is tight?
Well, it goes back to how you define prosperity. Right now stop and write down what prosperity means to you. Actually, set a timer for 2 minutes and just write down your answer to this question: What does prosperity mean to me?
What came up for you? Are some of these things (maybe many) actually in place now? When I did this I was surprised to have “to do what I want with work when I want to do it.” I’m self-employed, so it’s usually easy for me to do this. But if you’re lucky enough to be able to work at home, maybe you have more flexibility than you’ve had in the past and in a way that you couldn’t have it before.
The way I see it, if you’re feeling more prosperous you’ll be able to generate more financial prosperity. This is all about having the right thoughts about money. You’ll be in the frame of mind to find opportunities and solutions more easily when you’re already feeling good than if you were sitting in a pool of financial worry. You’ll also be better able to conjure up a compelling, inspired vision of your future. You’ll be able to act on your good intentions more effectively. These all contribute to your ability to create prosperity on purpose.
I’d love to hear what “prosperity” means to you. Please let me know!
Here’s to your prosperity,
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