The following is a post in the Mystical Money Machine group that I created on Facebook.

In this week’s review, I’ll be mostly focusing on conditions. More accurately, on the conditions I as a human being living in a capitalistic society put on myself. And on everything for that matter.

But for the sake of simplicity, I’ll focus on my investment journey for the past two weeks.

I have two separate stacks. On for passive investing. And the other for more active investing.

Most of my focus was on active investing. I set goals for myself before the two weeks in question. I wanted to make as much as humanly possible during December because another investment opportunity has come up. I wanted to have the capital needed for that opportunity.

So, I’m setting a condition for myself. Which can be good, bad or neutral. I’m mostly for setting clear goals and going after them but sometimes they can mess with our minds. And more importantly, keep us from what we are really supposed to be doing.

This was one of those times.

Because underneath it all I set another condition for myself. I very clearly stated what success should look like for me.

That would be okay but our minds work a little differently.

At that moment I’m actually conditioning my mind to think that if I achieve my goal of making that very specific sum of money, I’m successful. And if I fail, I’m a failure.

Our minds don’t like failure.

In essence, I’m only giving myself one way of succeeding. I’m limiting my success to a very, very narrow path.

But I did it anyway because I didn’t understand what I was actually doing.

You can probably guess what happened when things didn’t go exactly according to plan.

I suffered.

Although I was making money, for my mind I wasn’t making enough money. I needed to make more because of those set conditions.

When we condition our minds with something and the reality, we are in is different to what we had envisioned, we suffer.

But here’s the catch, we suffer only if we don’t understand this.

I didn’t. For a while. I was moaning and groaning.

Poor little me, making less money than I had wanted. Boohoo.

That’s how my mind went for 30 minutes approximately.

Suddenly I understood what I was doing, something clicked in my mind. I had put conditions on my success and happiness.

I stopped immediately.

A healthier thought process might be “Okay, so I’m not doing as well as I would like to, I’m a little upset about it but that’s okay too. That’s life sometimes. And if I don’t get to participate in this endeavor, hopefully, I will be able to invest in the next one.”

Or something along those lines.

After I switched my mindset, I started making better decisions, better decisions with money and made a little more of it.

And that’s always good.

So, in a very short period of time, I went from feeling powerless towards my situation to feeling powerful and in control. Which in turn lead to more success.

Strange how things work, aren’t they?

If You have trouble with Your mindset towards money or questions about how to make more of it, join my Mystical Money Machine Facebook group here. Where I share my investment story and teach people how to find their own personal approach towards their finances.

Ian Altosaar


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