Sing it with me, you can pick from the Disney movie Frozen, “Let it Go” or The Beatles’ freeing tune, “Let it Be.”
You see, as a financial planner and confidant, I’ve met so many people who very much want to improve their financial situation and habits…but can’t seem to do so. They want to receive my newsletter and want to come to the I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money) support group but who won’t hire me and won’t come to a meeting.
I’m not saying I’m the financial savior,
I’m merely a compassionate observer of the human condition,
of which finance is powerful ingredient.
In addition, other people telling you to change or pointing out the benefits of changing will not make you change. In fact, you’ll likely dig your heels in even further. After all, what do they know?
This is what I think is happening: In our attempts to always be right (there are few things that feed our egos more than that!)(even though “right” can sometimes be subjective), we may cling to the habits, stories and beliefs we have held onto all these years to avoid being <gasp!> WRONG. Therefore, we cling to what is familiar, what we thought was “right,” even if it’s not working.
Several years ago I blogged about Mistakes, Money and Mercy. If you want to move forward and walk a new path, you need to forgive yourself, give yourself permission to be wrong, and choose again. Otherwise, you’ll remain in the Groundhog Day of personal finance.
I’ll add another song, featuring the lyrics, “So if you’re tired of the same old story, oh, turn some pages.”
“I’ll be here when you are ready to roll with the changes.”
When you are ready, let’s talk.
Peace & abundance,
P.S. If you don’t want to change, now or maybe ever, love and forgive yourself for that, too.