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FundaMENTAL W.E.A.L.T.H. Principles: Developing a Mindset for Financial Success by Clyde Anderson

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4. Face the Thoughts

Running or burying your head in the sand to hide from the little monsters in your mind that tell you all sorts of awful things will just allow them to compound and will eventually cause more damage than good. If you don’t face these poor thoughts, you will never challenge them and overcome them. You have to acknowledge your feelings. If you’re thinking about it, it already has power. You must address the root of the problem that caused the thought and stand up to it.

The reality is that 80 percent of everyone’s thoughts contain some sort of negative content, so having these negative thoughts is a normal part of life. The secret is to recognize them when they occur and then control your response to the thoughts when you recognize ...

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