When money is short, tempers may flare. Patience may be tested and nerves can be on edge. When there’s no finances, there is often no romance. You may have been left alone with the responsibility of being a single parent with children to support by yourself. In some cases, living on the edge and doing just enough to survive, puts your life in a place that you never could have envisioned. If you find yourself snapping at people, or even worse, losing self-control, take a step back. Don’t allow issues around money cause you to hurt others, or to push you over the edge. You’ll end up ultimately hurting yourself.
Focus on what needs to be done so that arguments, or stressors about money, become a thing of the past. Become a part of the solution instead of the source of the problem. If you’re buying things you don’t need, get help to stop. Work on generating ideas, minimizing sources of financial conflict. Envision a future in which you live past conflicts or stresses about money. You have greatness, knowledge and experiences in you that will allow you to overcome your financial woes. Tap into your creativity and bring out the entrepreneur in you. Explore new ways of creating multiple streams of income. Make it your business to work on ways to increase your personal economy, financial security and your peace of mind. Because, you have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!
One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs. ~Steve Maraboli
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz
The average person does not try to be himself, but tries constantly to imitate. He does not try to bring out his own individuality, but tries to fashion his personality and personal life according to some exterior model that is supposed to be the standard in the world’s eye. The result is, he misplaces himself; because a person is always misplaced and misdirected when he tries to imitate the life of another; and no misplaced person can master his own fate. Such a mind goes willingly and unconsciously into all sorts of foreign conditions, and then wonders what he has done to bring about such a mixed and undesirable fate. When the individual tries to be himself, he will begin to act wholly in his own world, the only world where he can be his very best. And by trying to be himself, he begins to draw upon the unbounded possibilities that exist within himself, thus making himself a larger and a greater being constantly. The individual that tries to imitate persons or environments does not express himself; therefore, his own hidden powers continue to lie dormant. To express one’s own individuality, and to be oneself, the greatest essential is to live real life; the life that is felt in the depth of inner consciousness. To be yourself, be all that you are where you are, and greater spheres of action will constantly open before you. Be satisfied to be what you are, but do not be satisfied to be less than all that you are. When one begins to live in the depth of real life, and begins to draw upon his own inexhaustible self, he will find that he is so much that there is no end to the possibilities that exist in his own life and his own world.