One of the greatest accomplishments in the 20th century in the field of human potential was the discovery of the self-concept. An understanding of this concept will help one to make the most of life.

A man’s self-concept is made up of the sum total of all of his beliefs, attitudes, feelings and opinions about himself and his world.

Everything you do or achieve in your life, every thought, feeling or action, is determined and controlled by your self-concept. Because of this, you always operate in a manner consistent with your self-concept, whether positive or negative.

Your self-concept precedes and predicts your levels of performance and effectiveness in everything you do.

One major aspect of your self –concept is your belief system which ultimately defines you. It can make you or mar you. It can enhance the fulfillment of destiny just as it can also debar the fulfillment of one’s destiny.

“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.” Mat 9:29 

As a wealth seeker, whatever you believe will ultimately find physical manifestation-whether positive or negative……poverty or riches.

The law of the spirit of life says “According to your faith be it unto you.” Poverty will pervade the life of a man who believes in poverty, who can’t see himself prosper and do well financially in life. Who believes riches are beyond his reach.

But the man who believes he deserves to be rich and prosperous, and that he has all it takes to make himself prosper in life, such a man becomes unstoppable in his quest for financial success and freedom.


Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

High achievers are men and women of great faith. They have successfully developed positive, destiny enhancing belief-systems. They emit positive energy, full of enthusiasm and take great steps towards their financial dreams.

Many people are poor because of their beliefs. Their beliefs are hindering them from taking steps of exploits and moving forward financially. The worst beliefs you can have are “Self limiting beliefs.” These exist whenever you believe yourself to be limited in some ways. If you believe yourself to be limited in some way, whether or not it is true, it becomes true for you. If you believe it, you will act as if you were deficient in that particular area of talent or skill.

Most negative beliefs about yourself are largely subjective. They are often not based on fact at all. Yet they are very powerful! They can keep one poor forever.

Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations is often the biggest obstacle standing between you and the realization of your financial destiny.


The good news about beliefs is that all beliefs are learned. They can therefore be unlearned. You were not born with them, you picked them up as you journeyed through life and you can also decide to drop them any time, even now ……..this very moment., if they are not enhancing the fulfillment of your financial destiny..

All improvement, progress and personal growth in your life will come from altering your beliefs about yourself and your possibilities.


Let me ask you these questions “is your belief-system moving you towards your financial dream? What belief must you change for you to move forward financially in life? Self discovery is the greatest of all discoveries.

Your beliefs will always show in your words and actions. Therefore check  what you say and do from now and make sure they are consistent with the beliefs that will get you to your financial destiny.

To Your Prosperity

Sharon Akinoluwa

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