What do you think are some blocks to riches?

Philippines
April 26, 2012 11:03am CST
Let's face it, most people wanted to be rich. They have different reasons why they wanted to be rich, but the most common once are they don't have to worry about money and bills anymore, they can buy whatever they want, and generally to live a comfortable and more exciting life. I have read several times from writers who are experts in the field of getting rich talk about 'blocks in getting rich'...that some people don't get rich because they haven't gotten rid of the blocks that prevents them from becoming rich. In your point of view, what are some of the possible blocks of getting rich? Do you think that getting rid of blocks to riches as an important steps to getting to that well sought-after condition which we call being rich?
3 responses
@doroffee (4235)
• Hungary
26 Apr 12
I think the main things preventing someone from getting rich or be famous or fulfil themselves if their lack of confidence and low self-esteem. If you aren't able to sell yourself and see your values, you aren't going to be rich. Also, some other things: -their environment (it means a lot what kind of vibes you get from peers, family etc.) -willing to sacrifice things, especially being liked by everyone... if you want to get rich, usually you have to cause someone problems (the guy instead of whom you get a promotion etc.)-if you can't deal with this pressure, it's harder -attitude and dedication (some people just wait for something happening, and don'z do anything strong for the aim)
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• Philippines
27 Apr 12
I think you mentioned a lot of possible blocks to prosperity here. I can see one block which is lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem, negtive influence from family members and environment, lack of motivation to word hard to get your fortune, and laziness. There is one system of removing 'prosperity blocks' that I heard are effective, and this is similar to accupressure and they call it EFT or 'Emotinal Freedom Tapping'. They show important pressure points in the body and face that when you tap on them, and then you say some words that would represent your 'blocks' and words that would remove those blocks, they said it would effectively remove those 'negative blocks' in your system and it would be easier to attract prosperity in your life. For me this makes sense, because I believe different points in our bodies can cause different effects ( accupressure is a popularly known and well-accepted way of curing ), and blended together with self-suggestions similar with self-hypnosis these two combined may be helpful in removing these 'prosperity blocks' in our whole physical as well as emotional system. This theory makes sense to me, so I trying to learn more of it and practicing some EFT techniques already for a few minutes a day. this may probably sound weird to many, but try to check them out first before you make conclusions. I think after using these EFT techniques for a few months, I'm seeing some change in my overall attitude towards money and prosperity and I think they do come just a bit more easily to me. I probably needed to work more on removing other 'blocks' I'm not aware of.
@PVanne (29)
• United States
27 Apr 12
I can vouch for environment big time. I moved out immediately after highschool and went to miami with a friend to work with some of his very wealthy family members. Being in that environment, living a block away from the recording artist Timbaland, on a street where everyone's cars cost more than the cumulative amount of money that I had made in my life... That kicked me into gear faster than anything else. I networked like a beast, started day trading, all while doing some uncertified accounting for the family. But I did notice that the enviroment while lush and expensive, was full of greed, and lack of affection. Which ultimately sent me back home 2 years later where I am now, 2 years into my bachelors degree, in 6 years hopefully graduating medical school. But for the 2 years I have spent back in my 'small town' of north eastern usa, environment really is a dream crusher. too much stress is put into small tasks that should be completed in autopilot. The mindset isn't in many people around you, so its hard to continue being a true go-getter.
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• Philippines
10 May 12
Hi Pvanne, thanks for sharing your experience. I believe environment plays a very big role on how our mindset works. We tend to believe with what the people around us has told us what are true to them...so when we hear negative ideas about wealth and being rich on a daily basis, it would only be understandable that we would adopt such ideas and absorb them as our own. These are clearly blocks to prosperity and riches. Anyway, I have read some stories of people who grew up in similar environment with a father who has negative ideas about rich people, and that being rich is such an evil desire...etc. So with these examples, I think one of the big blocks to reaches is our own 'negative beliefs' about money, prosperity and getting rich. If our idea of rich people are bad or evil, then of course in our subconscious mind we would reject the idea of being rich ourselves. As I mentioned above about EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique, they teach about how to remove those 'negative blocks' to riches by tapping certain parts of the body and face while you voice out some of your 'blocks' and have a 'releasing statements' to follow. I am just in the starting stage of using EFT but I already have seen some improvement in my finances and how money comes to me more easily...so I can soundly say EFT works! Now my goal is really to reach that point where I would be able to remove all the blocks to prosperity and reach that richness I desire for myself and my family.
@beanyman (15)
10 May 12
Good day! Actually for me the main block that hinders someones success is also yourself. For example is procrastination and other lazy stuff. I'm into network marketing and procrastination is one of our biggest enemy in our field of work.
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• Philippines
10 May 12
Good day as well, beanyman! I agree with you about procrastination and lazyness as big blocks to prosperity. I remember in the past when I use my computer, maybe about 90% is used for pleasure and fun while the remaining 10% or less are used for some online work or seeking some opportunities online. Now I have finally reversed that, and I now approximately use my computer 90% for work and about 10% for leisure and fun. The results are that I am now earning a lot more than before and more potential future income are coming my way. Now I will have more fighting chance to someday reach my desired goal of financial prosperity.
@mythociate (13572)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Jan 13
Me, I did the biggest job anyone could ever do (I have a lot of friends who did it too, including a famous one ... although what made HIM do it was a conscious execution, not an accidental one like me & my friends have gone through); but it does nothing FOR YOU (nor for anyone else who might pay for it), so I'm not getting paid for it (not anything but a measly pittance from the executioner's insurance.) However, 'doing that one thing' has also incidentally left me disabled---disabled like a wizard ... one whom you CAN count on to do what's best, but whom you CAN'T count on him to do what you're paying him to So I guess the way past The Blocks is to be satisfied with what you can get. Oh, by-all-means try to get MORE; but don't 'burn the boats that could take you back home' by GIVING-UP a steady income for the sake of a higher income. ('Burning the boats' was a strategy Roman conquerors used---upon landing in a new place they hadn't yet taken-over, they would 'burn the boats' and -tell their soldiers, "We either conquer this land, or die trying." DON'T DO THAT; LIVE IN YOUR BOAT!