Have you ever had a conversation with a lottery winner?
It’s pretty much a cultural norm to dream about how wonderful life would be if only we won the lottery. The insinuation is that all of life’s worries would be resolved if only for having a large pot of cash. Most of those who play the lottery daydream of the moment their numbers come up – the new house, luxury holidays, flash cars, quitting the job, how happy they’ll be.
Let’s have a look at this assumption...
There is no shortage of media coverage on past big lottery winners and ‘what they did next’.
I read recently the lottery have counselling volunteers to help guide new winners through what can be a tricky first few days after they receive the news of their big win. Interestingly the volunteers reported that they hear the same sorts of questions from all the lottery winners...
“Why haven’t I had any sleep?”
“Why do I feel sick?”
“Why do I suddenly burst into tears, and then I suddenly laugh?”
When we understand what creates our felt experience then this response comes as a small surprise.
Being a huge winner seems to fast track the confusion that most people are innocently believing in as to what creates their psychological experience, and that is that our feelings come from our circumstances. I know it really looks that way, but actually we are always experiencing our thought in the moment, and this is exactly why the winners have an array of, what they consider to be, strange responses.
If a lottery winner strongly believes that their circumstances are responsible for their feelings, then of course they will be super confused and possibly judgemental of their experience of why they are not completely elated and permanently happy with their win.
If we could do a happiness measurement test on the winners, you could guarantee they wouldn’t feel happier more of the time having won. If so, all rich people would be the happiest on the planet, and they are clearly not. I would also add, that a lottery winner would be no less happy than they were before the win either.
A few months ago I listened to a woman being interviewed on daytime TV who had been a big lottery win and saying it had made her life miserable and that she wanted to take the lottery company to court.
Believing money can cause a feeling, positive or negative, has huge repercussions on all areas of life, not least of all our ability to earn it, how we spend it or invest it. Seeing through the beliefs that we make up around money makes life a complete game changer. If you remove ALL of the feelings you associate with money then you have access to incredible wealth.
Now here is your chance to change your thinking around money and to play the game of wealth creation...
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