Under-Earning Can Kill You

Addiction is a progressive frequently fatal disease. It rarely gets better on its own. It usually just gets worse.

I define addiction as the reward centers in your brain don’t work right.

Here is a treasure trove of MP3s on Underearners Anonymous talks.

A favorite speaker of mine is Matt. Here are some highlights from his talk #163:

* It’s a wicked cunning baffling disease. It’s an addiction of compulsive thinking.

I came in from three other programs. I heard that the credits don’t transfer. If I do the work, I change, and people treat me differently, and I have less to resent.

The nub of my recovery is knowing that I belong. That I am not separate.

My under-earning thinking had me buy into the idea that I was separate from those who earned and were wealthy and prosperous. I have two options from that state of mind: I can go into my cave or I can lash out at the world to show how big I am. Neither of those work.

I laugh more freely and deeply and consistently at myself and my life than I ever have before. It is one of the gifts of the program… The laughter is a sign of recovery. When I laugh at myself, I can see the madness for what it is. When I don’t treat my under-earning, it is deadly. For me to under-earn, it is to die. If I don’t treat my under-earning, it will lead to behaviors that will kill me or others.

Prosperity is about good things coming easily. It’s the experience of being alive.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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