Many people complain about being broke. They will complain, but they will not do anything to change it. Complaining about not having enough money sort of becomes part of their everyday routine like going to work or doing a daily task.
While getting comfortable at this pace is normal, you have to voluntarily remind yourself not to resign to the fact and not to accept it. Complaining is the little solace people seek when they have given up. You can blame everything and everyone, but at the end of the day, the responsibility to succeed lies on your shoulders.
You have to choose to become rich. You have to choose to work. Everyone’s “rich” is going to be different. While for some people having a lot of money means being rich, on the other hand, being able to afford whatever they need and want means being rich to others.
Whatever your definition of rich might be, one thing remains the same, and that is – working hard. Both situations are hard. Staying broke and getting from one day to another is hard. Working tirelessly to become rich is hard as well.
As Eric Worre said, “Becoming rich is hard. Staying broke is hard. Choose your hard.” A lot of things that we achieve in life or accomplish are based on the choices we make. Our finances are no different. You need to have the mindset to achieve the financial state you want. You can’t be comfortable with what you have and complain about not having what you want.
You need the hunger and passion in you that makes you a go-getter. If you’re in a financial crunch, then this becomes even more important. Not having good financial health will eventually hurt your health – mental, emotional, physical.
If you are struggling to make ends meet month after month, then I understand how exhausted your mind is going to be even with your responsibility, let alone taking on extra work to better (not only your job but also the things that you do to change your situation) your situation.
But you will have to use that pressure you feel to your benefit. Use that pressure to learn something that will help you. Learn to start a budget, improve your budget plan, stick to it, etc. so that you can take the pressure of financial insecurity off of your back.
At some point, you have to decide that this ends now. You will be the one bringing about the change. You will be the one coming up with ideas to improve your financial health. When you start taking small steps, there is no looking back.
You have to make the choice of working hard rather than working hard at complaining. You have to work toward improving your finances and not staying where you are right now. The first step is the most difficult, then you start getting momentum, and eventually, it becomes easier.
It might sound cheesy, but in a way, you do decide your own destiny. Fortune isn’t going to fall in your lap; you have to work hard to reach it. Be consistent and persistent; choose to become rich not to stay broke.