“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
- Napolean Hill
I don’t know about you…but for me, I usually take action, especially on the important stuff, when I feel it’s the “right” time for me to do it.
A great example of this is when I was struggling with money and up to my arse in debt.
I mean yeah, at first it didn’t seem so bad…things were tight but I was keeping the wolves from the door. I kind of had a life…nothing to be excited about, that’s for sure and the bills were being paid on time. Although I was only making minimum payments on credit cards….. but at least I was making ends meet…sort of.
If I had taken the time to really look at my situation, earlier in the game. I would have clearly seen something I was refusing to acknowledge…my expenses far outweighed my income and I was using credit to fill the gaps. Not a good idea….
I was working three jobs…I was miserable…I was stressed out…I was exhausted mentally and physically but I was hanging in there…until I couldn’t hang in there anymore.
Only then, did I see it as being the “right” time to do something about the state I had gotten myself into.
I guess I was a bit of a sucker for punishment. I mean seriously, when I look back at it, what the heck did I even gain by letting things go that long? Short answer, f**k all!
At the time I was more concerned about not ruining my credit score and feeling embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know how to manage my money, I had screwed up, got myself into a mess I couldn't get myself out of… even though I was doing the things I thought I needed to do.
I’ve matured a lot since then…I mean after all I was just a kid, not quite 40 years old ….what did I even know?
One thing I've learned is that we only know what we know…knowledge and skills don’t magically pop into our heads…we have to make it a priority to learn these things. Investing our time, our energy, and maybe even our money.
We have to realize that we deserve better. We have to get over ourselves, reach out and ask for help.
What about you? What does your "right" time look like?
Here’s a question to ask yourself: How much pain do you have to be in, financially, before you take action to change things around?
There’s no right or wrong answer…just be honest with yourself…
Have yourself a totally fantabulous day and let your awesomeness shine!
Until next time.....
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