I am sure you can easily pinpoint the things that you are good at when it comes to money.
These are the pleasant things to think about as it relates to finances.
But how clear are you on your weaknesses when it comes to money?
Isolate and Understand the Issue
For most of us, I’m sure we know what areas is our biggest struggle.
The real question is, do we know how big of an issue that area really is?
With most of the individuals I have worked with, I have seen a common trend…
It is this:
When we have a problem area, we would rather not know how bad it really is.
We tell ourselves: “I don’t want to see what it really looks like, so I’m not going to look at all.”
The problem with this is that those issues grow as time progresses.
The Issues are Seldom as Bad as We Think
When we leave an issue unresolved, we are good at magnifying it in our own minds.
We make that issue out to be worse than it really is.
Even if it is pretty bad by nature, we are good at making it seem worse.
After taking that step of uncovering their financial struggles, I have heard many people say:
“That wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.”
This is even true for those who situations are indeed pretty bad.
No matter what it looks like, we are good at making it worse in our heads.
For that reason, the first step is to go below the surface and find out what you are dealing with.
Expose it as quickly as possible.
I Should Have Done This a Long Time Ago
This is also something I hear quite often.
Have you ever heard someone who has resolved a major issue say, “I wish I hadn’t done that?”
I know I haven’t.
Maybe when they are in the process they may say or think those things.
But, once the issue is truly resolved, it is immediate relief.
I have heard many people say these exact words.
Remember what is waiting on the other side of the frustration you are currently experiencing - it is relief and peace of mind.
That peace of mind is worth every penny.
Things that don’t change, remain the same.
Those financial struggles won’t fix themselves.
The longer we allow those concerns to fester, the more they grow.
Take the first step of getting a clear picture of what you are dealing with.
You’ll likely find relief knowing where you are and that it’s not as bad as you thought.
From there, make a plan.
Start with something simple, and as you perfect that, you can then move on to bigger items.
I am confident you will tell yourself when it’s all done: I wish I had done that sooner.
And remember, this same principle is true for any aspect of life, not just money!
Good luck on your financial journey...
Thanks for reading,
Founder 1911 Apparel