What is it about us smart, independent women who still relish in the myth that our Prince Charming is coming to rescue us from our financial situations?
Most of us were raised to believe this myth - heck to fully embrace this myth. Yet somewhere deep inside of us we feel we should be above the myth but realize it still lingers in the background.
I know this was true for me. My parents never explicitly told me that a man would take care of me, but they did encourage the idea of settling down and having a family from a very young age. When I became pregnant at 20 I firmly busted that bubble and all subsequent bubbles that a man would be there to take care of me.
But the Prince Charming myth isn’t just about the man. If you daydream that winning the lottery will rescue from your financial woes, then your pretty much barking up the same tree.
Anytime we secretly wish something or someone will end our financial nightmare we are living in a fantasy world.
The most important financial decision you will ever make is working at dispelling and eliminating this myth. Without bidding adieu to it, you will still be stuck in a mindset that won’t allow you to gain control of your financial destiny.
There’s no singular right way to accomplish this task. But, the hard core realization usually occurs when three things happen:
1. We are willing to imagine the possibility that Prince Charming may never show up for us. Statically speaking we will all be faced having to manage our finances alone at some point in our lives whether it be from divorce, being widowed, or due to never marrying.
2. We must see the truth of the situation: That no one will do this for you.
3. We must recognize that we have the power within ourselves and are capable of doing this for ourselves.
But just like any other recover process, it won’t happen in one full swoop and even when you feel like you have finally reached the point were you fully accept Prince Charming isn’t going to take care of this for you, some life circumstance will rear it’s ugly head and have you wishing once again for him to appear.
But don’t be discouraged as this is part of the process. Each time you have that thought or revert to your old desire creates an opportunity for you to have another breakthrough. To go deeper than ever before.
This is just one part of the process of gaining control over your finances that include emotional, psychological and strategic elements. But saying bye-bye to the myth is an essential component for any woman who is ready for wealth.