A few weeks ago, I found myself looking at a style blog and coveting a pair of very nice boots that someone purchased. Almost immediately the thought, “I can’t afford it” flashed in my mind.
However, that was totally untrue.
The shoes were something I could afford. In fact, I spent the same amount of money on something different that very weekend. I could buy those shoes if I wanted to, but I chose to put my finances elsewhere.
Thoughts like “I can’t afford it” – especially when we actually do have the resources – place our power outside of ourselves. We feel acted upon and forlorn, rather than feeling like a proactive person who is capable of making choices aligned with our best interests.
Just because we choose to say “no” to something, doesn’t mean that we “can’t.”
PS – Business in the City is tonight!