Be the Best You Can Be!
Really think about it. I spent a majority of my time early on constantly being stuck in the mindset of "Why don't I have enough money?" frame of mind. I realized that I spent so much time focusing on why I didn't have enough money rather than proactively thinking about ways that I could either more effectively use it or make more of it.
Throw out almost all of the ways that you were taught to think about money.
You live in a world that is driven by cash. Most of us sit at the bottom of that pole pondering what life would be like if we didn't have to constantly worry about having enough of it to get to the next month, year, decade, so on.
I had an epiphany earlier this year that I was thinking about money all wrong. It wasn't that I didn't have the means to figure out how to make more of it, it was more that I kept my head in the sand about just wanting more of it and not putting any effort into the process.
I'm going to remove the complexity of things here just for a moment, and introduce you to the concept of the power of your mind. I spent countless hours being miserable in a job that I hated, making less than I should've been. I only wish that I had put those hours of being miserable to better use. I stopped feeling bad about the situation I was in, and instead focused on where I could be. At that moment, I started seeing opportunities that I would have otherwise missed, and ultimately landed my dream job. You need to visualize where you want to be rather than where you're stuck. You'd be surprised how many opportunities are out there just lying around.
How can you find yourself, if you never look?
I am not saying to go out and quit your job tomorrow, but why continue to do something if you hate it? Figure out how to get yourself to the next level by focusing on what you can do and what you can provide rather than all of the "I can't". If you always put yourself down, you will always be at the bottom. I encourage you to be the best!! I know you can do it!!!
This transitions right into your finances. If you perpetually say that you'll never be able to afford your dream job, home, car, etc.; well then you simply will never get there. Every day I take at least one actionable step towards one of my many goals. There are 365 days in a year, at the very least, I get 365 steps closer to my goals every day. Your steps don't have to be big or small, just steps. Those steps compound and eventually you're snowballing towards your biggest dreams. I promise you that if you keep up with it, you WILL arrive!