A challenge for you to rise above whatever it is that you believe is holding you back.
I’ve never identified with the “just get up and do it” mentality. There are quite a few influencers around the topic of personal finance which adopt a stern, unapologetic tone. “Stop doing stupid behaviors!” That sort of thing.
I imagine the point is to push you out of your complacency through the medium of pressure. Sort of like a drill sergeant.
That works for some people, but not for others. For me, when someone gives me a verbal takedown, especially if it’s around something I’m struggling with, I don’t get energized, I don’t get mad (pushing me into action), or I just kind of shut down.
Everyone struggles here with certain aspects of their financial progress. And we all have reasons for that. As I am always fond of saying: we all know what we need to do, and we’re still not doing it. There’s probably a reason for that.
But sometimes I feel like this approach is a little too hands-off. While I obviously don’t want to shame anyone into making changes (which doesn’t seem like a sensible plan) I do want to make sure I’m challenging you.
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