Sometimes I get frustrated with all of the negativity around the economy that is out there these days. I look around and I see so many people doing extremely well despite what is said. The most important thing you can do to insulate yourself from the negative impact of doom-mongers is to avoid their messages all together. This isn’t to say that there aren’t people struggling in these times, however, if you aren’t one of them, even if you’ve had to tighten your belt a bit, you really don’t have it as bad as the media and other naysayers would have you believe.

Someone was telling me recently that the economy was so bad they had to “cut down” on their vacations. Not eliminate, simply take one or two fewer trips during the year - you know, take 4 instead of 6. So, if you still have a job, a home, loved ones and potential, please rethink how you talk about the economy and what messages you expose yourself to. I’m helping you shift your energy around money by sharing my popular Prosperity Bill of Rights with you. I recommend that you approach these ideas with fresh eyes and begin to focus on what YOU WANT rather than on what someone else may say they think you can have.

Spend time appreciating what you have so you can attract more of that into your life. While you’re at it, consider sharing some of what you have with those around you who are truly being affected by the economy. And, if you are one of those who has lost a job and is really struggling in these times, seek out people who are doing well and feeling happy. That energy will rub off on you and help you transition to bigger and better things!

Your Prosperity Bill of Rights(TM)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, July 4, 1776.

Sometimes we forget that we have the right to live our life to our own specifications. I’m not suggesting it’s OK to rob a bank if the fancy strikes you; I’m saying that you have the right to be happy, choose your career, who you spend your time with and all other aspects of your life. Here are some rights I suggest you claim as your own.

~ I have the right to attract as much prosperity as I want.
~ I have the right to be prosperous doing work that I love.
~ I have the right to prosper even if friends or family are rejecting prosperity.
~ I have the right to say no to requests that don’t honor abundance.
~ I have the right to believe there is enough wealth for everyone, including me.
~ I have the right to express all of my feelings on prosperity.
~ I have the right to change my mind about how I see money.
~ I have the right to follow my own values and standards regarding prosperity.
~ I have the right to value prosperity for myself and others.
~ I have the right to determine my own financial priorities.
~ I have the right to only be responsible for my behavior, actions, feelings or problems around money, other people are responsible for how they treat their money.
~ I have the right to be uniquely myself and attract abundance.
~ I have the right to make financial decisions based on my feelings.
~ I have the right to my own financial needs.
~ I have the right to be financially healthier than those around me.
~ I have the right to change and grow as I embrace abundance.
~ I have the right to have my financial needs and wants respected by others.
~ I have the right to be prosperous and happy.

Pick and choose from the above rights and/or come up with your own. The point here is that you are in control of your own life and destiny. Don’t take this responsibility lightly. Create a life of your choosing that is perfect for you. Once you know the rights you want to put into place in your life, type them up or write them out in beautiful calligraphy and post them somewhere where you will be reminded of them often. Consider reading them aloud each morning and/or evening to reinforce them. Strengthen your boundaries and raise your standards where you need them to help maintain and protect your personal rights.

Author's Bio: 

© 2009 Ruth Hegarty

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