“A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful;
but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.”
Clarence Day, American writer, 1874-1935
They start arriving the end of January and send us into a dither. They are the tax forms—1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, SSA-1099, 5498… Will you be ready, or does the thought of gathering the supporting documents and filing your taxes on time leave you with a headache? Do your monthly bills ignite a migraine? Are you living week-by-week with an unstable financial situation?
When the tax forms arrive, there is no doubt your full attention is on your financial responsibilities and, maybe even your lack of resources. How does this make you feel? Irritable? Consider the Law of Attraction! Feelings of worry, anxiety and concern over money generates more distress. Why? Because like attracts like. The amount of time you spend focusing on negative thinking will directly influence the amount of stress in your life.
The challenge is to redirect your attention from instability to stability, from debt to fiscal responsibility, from shortage to thankful abundance. You get what you emotionally focus on, so the choice is yours. Focus on what you want, focus with passion, and voila, it is yours!
What is monopolizing your attention? Are you content with what you have or stressed thinking about what you need? Remember, you are guaranteed to get more of what you are focused on. The more you think about something, the bigger and more powerful that something becomes in your life. If it is negative, then guess what? There will continually be more negatives and discontentment in your future.
Change your focus! It is as simple as that. Identify what you want out of life and then feel, really f-e-e-e-l what it is like to have it. It is your attitude that creates financial stability. You have the power to reach the goal of a debt-free life. You are not a victim of circumstances and continuing to play the role of a victim will only result in more discontent. You have choices; choose wisely.
The simple solution of facing your economical situation, getting out of debt and staying out of debt, is to spend less than you earn. Financial stability and debt-free living is a personal matter. If you organize your paperwork, set realistic financial goals and stick to your budget, you will reap the benefits that abundant living affords. The goal is to always have enough.