The road to a better financial life takes on a different shape for all of us. Some people want to really shine and have a very high end, luxurious life. Others want to be able to just get by without having to turn to loans and advances. The world that we live in is a very tough, twisted place. You have to be willing to do whatever’s necessary to get the job done. And yet, the littlest things might be keeping you out of financial prosperity altogether. You see, the mindset that you have about money plays a heavy role in what type of financial blueprint you’ll be able to achieve. If you have a deep disgust for the wealthy, there’s no way that you’re actually going to become one of them. You can’t be something that you hate. You can’t embrace a whole lifestyle that’s chock full of things that you dislike. You cannot feel like you’re going to be sick every time you see someone with means walking by you. These attitudes play out in how you save and how you spend. If you believe that you can have a comfortable life and you’re positive towards those that do already, you stand a much better chance to get the job done.
Emotional distress also plays a role in it. It could be keeping you out of the type of life that you want because it messes with your mindset and it definitely messes with your worldview. There’s something special about getting things done financially. You feel good when you can provide for your family, but is that all you think you are? Is that all you think that you can be? Is that everything that you think you can achieve? The truth of the matter is that you have to be ready, willing, and able to fight for what you feel is the right course of action to take. Otherwise, you’ll just end up spinning your wheels, which isn’t a good sign anyway. You get to make so many good chances when you really think about it, that it doesn’t make sense to skip over the heavy lifting.
The bottom line is that if you want to have things be different, you have to start being different. Look at your budget — if you have one at this time. And if you don’t have one, now is the perfect time to think about getting a budget. You don’t want to sit there thinking that the road to being financially stable is paved with terrible things all of the time. Continue reading