An Emotional Connection:


“If you had $1,000, how much would you save for retirement?” —This was a question asked to students who were shown what they’d look like at 60. Those who saw their aged selves saved twice as much as those who didn’t see the future. Those who saw their aged selves, made an emotional connection to their future selves. They saved twice as much as those who didn’t see their aged selves. So… go ahead, ask 5 year olds what they want to be when they grow up; ask teens which college they want to go to; ask young adults about careers—and ask how “If you had $1,000, how much would you save for retirement?”

Focusing on age is an idea that spiritual New Thought teachings don’t embrace. New Thought teaches: You are as you think. Where your attention goes, energy flows. Every thought is a prayer. So, if you’re spending your days imagining when you’re older, you’ll age. Whatever your age now, look at yourself in a forecast mode of 30+ years. What are you doing? How are you living? What’s your retirement savings status? After you’ve done this, move on. Don’t look in the mirror for that “older” image to present itself. If you live day to day, “For when you’re old”, all you’ll get is what you’re looking for. In the same mode, if you focus on  poverty, you’ll never get rich. Here’s a link for a book about mindset and money. I know there are other sites with free downloads, but I don’t know the legality of that, so here’s the link to Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill

 

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