“In the middle of every difficulty comes opportunity.” Albert Einstein
Have you ever struggled with a great difficulty in life, only to be rewarded with a great opportunity? One that you never would have had if you weren’t going through such a trying time?
What did it feel like when you realized your opportunity was right there?
“Progress involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Frederick B Wilcox
Taking risks is scary to me. As I grow older, I am becoming less fearful.
“Financial freedom is not about having money. You are never free until you have power over how you think and feel about your money and how you invest and spend it.” – Suze Orman
Some people have no problem with their feelings about money. But there are others who have a not-so-healthy attitude when it comes to their finances.
Changing your attitude about money is not easy to do, it takes baby steps. First you must realize that money is an inanimate object, with no soul or spirit. It is neither good nor evil.
The person who holds the money can do either good things or bad things while using it.
You can save or invest for the future, your future, the future of your family.
You can buy a latte and a scone, for your waistline (smile). As an occasional treat, this may be fine, but a daily treat, maybe not so much (for your wallet and your waistline).
But in both of those instances, it is the person who is in control of their money, not the money controlling the person. With small steps, you can change your attitude and change your life.
What are your financial feelings? Do you have a healthy attitude about money?
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon
“As long as we dare to dream and don’t get in the way of ourselves, anything is possible – there’s truly no end to where our dreams can take us.” Hilary Swank
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” MLK jr
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens
Think of those who lighten your burdens.