21Obstacle Gold

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

—Ayn Rand

Your Greatest Obstacle Hides Your Greatest Opportunity

Anchor yourself in the power of money, and you make progress. But the greatest obstacle to an empowered relationship with money lies in your head. It's not the thought that money is evil, bad, or corrupting that holds the most power over you. It's the subconscious might of victimhood.

For years, you have felt victimized by money. If you don't have enough money, you are the victim of your job, your bills, or the economy at large. It's money's fault. It's the government's fault. It's the system's fault. It's the bank's fault, or the bill collector's fault, or your spouse's fault.

You have trapped yourself as the powerless victim for years. Not by choice, but by the example of others, by the power we've given money over us, and by the idea that money holds the keys to our personal freedom.

But you are not the victim—you know that now. You are not the victim of money or the government. You are not the victim of your bills, your debts, or your spouse's willful spending.

This is progress. But simply acknowledging this is not enough. You can begin to transform your conscious understanding of this false victimhood, but this won't take you where you must go.


Because your victim mentality extends beyond your relationship with money. In fact, the victim mentality is so ferocious in its persistence that ...

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