I came across a book the other day by Paul Hanna, called The Money Motivator. It was great, and held a lot of very useful concepts on money.
Will Rogers said:
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
How many times have you spent money that you really didn’t have to spend, just because you were scared of not fitting in? Or scared of being perceived in a certain way?
How have these fears contributed to your financial situation? Do you have as much money as you would like? Or are you still struggling?
It takes just as much effort to live a financially average life as it does to live a financially rewarding life. Every day, you decide what standard you are going to live your life by. The little things you accept, the way you dress, how well you keep your car, the tidiness or otherwise of your home – all of these play a role in shaping your thinking and determining what you expect from life.
Remember: you won’t always get what you want in life, but you will always get what you expect.