The truth is, in any moment, you can only be in one of two states: love or fear.
If you’re experiencing an unconscious Money Story that adds a negative weight on your vision, you’re likely in fear. If you’re consciously expanding to envelop more of what you want? That’s love.
Unfortunately, these states don’t care what you have to deal with – you Wallet Triggers, or what you have available. You have a responsibility to honor the future you’re making for yourself, but also have a responsibility to deal with the commitments of the past.
And which story to choose? You can subscribe to one or the other.
Usually, a Money Story starts one of two ways something like this:
But what’s the value of $10 when you have $500?
What about when you have $50? Is the dollar more or less valuable?
The value of that $10 goes up as you have less.
This very same mechanic is why people have the end of the day rush – the value of time goes up, the lack of satisfaction as the bank account gets lower – the value of money goes up, the sacrifice of values for fast food when hungry – the , or dissatisfying biases.
And when those people have less, they promise they’ll never do it again. It hurts. When there’s more, we’re relieved, and biased as hell.
In order to avoid this our decisions should always compound.
By following those rules, we create compound interest on satisfying our future vision.
This also means that if we change our focus often, we are changing our Value Hierarchy, since the feelings we experience are always tied to a goal.