Is Your Attitude Impacting Your Finances?
Time for an attitude check– how are you feeling about your money, your finances and the economy? If you’re suddenly feeling a rush of negative thoughts and emotions, your attitude may not be as chipper as it once was. That negative attitude could be the exact thing that’s keeping you from changing your financial situation. Need an example? Here are five.
You feel stuck in your job. If you feel like you’ve hit a wall with your current employer, take a step back. Make a list of the positive things about your position. Focus on the fact that it’s a blessing to have work when so many are without a job. Still want to get out of your current work situation? Make a plan to do it. Start the job hunt or work on launching your own business. Taking small steps towards your big goal will make it seem more achievable. Set a time table and get going!
You’re giving up on paying off debt. If you’re only paying the minimum it’s tough to get traction on your debt. Soon you’ll get burnt out because you won’t feel like you’re making much progress. Try out the debt snowball and attack your debt with intensity!
Money doesn’t really matter. Author Anna Lappe once said, “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” If you continue your nonchalant attitude about money you probably won’t have much.
Your (neighbor, co-worker, brother, mechanic) always seems to have more than you do. Constantly feeling jealous or envious of others? That attitude may be holding you back from achieving more. If you’re wasting energy on comparing yourself with others, you’ll miss God’s special and unique calling for you.
There’s way more month and the end of the money. Does your money never seem to go far enough? Maybe you need to have a more focused attitude when it comes to money. Live by a written budget and work hard to stick to it. Your new drive will give you a sense of ownership when it comes to your money, rather than feeling like it owns you.