People are really good at making excuses, and most of the time we know they’re lies.
Instead of saying I can’t, why not ask yourself…”How can I?”
We have this incredible ability to justify why we can’t do something – especially to ourselves. We can convince ourselves of almost anything; we’re just being realistic, responsible, and smart. It’s probably for the best; we didn’t really want it anyway.
Can I offer YOU some straight talk out of “tough love”?
Stop making excuses and start making money. If you’re broke, do something about it. Quit making excuses for it.
Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. – Don Wilder
Quit acting like it’s okay or acceptable to be a grown adult who can’t pay their bills.
Quit acting like it’s not a serious problem just because a few million OTHER people are having the same experience.
It’s not okay.
Here’s why: everyone has X amount of time, energy and creativity to use every day.
And when you’re broke….you spend ALL your time, energy and creativity trying to figure out how to rob Peter so you can pay Paul.
You spend ALL your time, energy and creativity playing games like “How can I keep my electricity and phone on at the same time?” And, “How can I pay my car payment and still get my daughter something for her birthday this week?”
Result: you are SPENT. You give 100% of your time, effort and energy to satisfy your own needs.
And if all you ever do is focus on your own needs…..
how are you supposed to ever be a contribution to anyone else?
Your creativity is not meant to be spent 100% on trying to meet your own needs. There are other people, other organizations and other projects that desperately need your time, effort and energy…
….and they aren’t getting it because you’re so busy being broke that there’s nothing left.
Another way to say it is this: being broke is one of the most selfish things you can do. Please understand that I’m not criticizing you as a person. You may be a good husband, good father, good wife, good mother, good church member, good community member, good teacher, good brother, good sister, good friend, etc.
I’m not saying anything about you as a human being.
I’m just talking about what being BROKE does to anyone (good or not).
If you are a grown adult who’s BROKE…..
….you can never be the BEST you can be at any of those things.
Because you spend all your time, energy and creativity putting out financial fires.
Do something about it.
Poverty is a dirty, degrading, humiliating disease that is 100% curable and preventable.
It’s not okay for you to be a grown adult who can’t pay his or her bills.
And the sooner you admit that and decide to do something about it — ANYTHING about it — the sooner you can start giving the gift of your time, energy and creativity to others.
They need it. They need you.
Fix your finances and start being a contribution to the people who need you.
Thanks for reading this. I appreciate you and I hope you understand this is coming from love….and from my own journey from “broke and selfish” to “prosperous and contributing”.
[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”~T Harv Eker”]I’m not the guy to give advice on how to find a better job. I’m the guy that’s gonna tell you to stop trying to earn a living! If you keep trying to earn a living, that’s exactly what you’re going to get! You’ll earn a minimum standard and you’ll never get rich. You’ll never get wealthy. [/pullquote]
I can whole heartedly tell you this is not about the money, but its about FREEDOM it can bring to you and your love ones! Its about the time and resources you can then invest into people when money is not attached to time.
My call to action for you today is to Break Free!