February 20, 2017
People who are broke have a hard time figuring out how to climb out of the hole financially. What I’ve learned is that if you can get emotional about your finances, then you can change your circumstances a lot faster. I talk to people about building their business “mad” or “glad.” It doesn’t matter to me which one motivates them, but they need to pick one and use it to motivate them.
Are you emotional or broke? Pick one of those things and use it to get better. Which pain do you want? Broke or emotional? Pick one! People might say, “I don’t want to experience the pain.” Well, do you like the pain and agony of not being successful financially?
Being broke can be painful. It can strain the tightest of friendships and families. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can decide that you are not going to be broke.
I’ve seen hundreds of examples of people who were broke getting emotional in a good way and working hard to get on top of their financial struggles. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it can happen fast when you make the decision that you are not going to be broke! When you decide that you deserve to live a great life, then your actions have to back up that decision.
Emotions far too often get the best of us. Even when we feel it happening, it is difficult to control our emotions. Controlling our emotions can make all the difference in the world when it comes to our success. Our emotions affect our ability to perform correct functions and behaviors in every area of our life. Emotion is a response to something that’s going on deeper inside a person. When you are working with people, stuff will happen. Don’t compound things by becoming frustrated. Don’t react with the wrong type of emotion.
Psychologically, people who are emotional might laugh, cry or scream. They might lose focus. They might lack motivation. Behaviorally, emotional people will pout, rant, give up, etc.
Successful people know that how YOU behave is exactly who you are.
Seek out pleasant people and avoid unpleasant people. Unpleasant people are negative. They operate in a world filled with frustration, blame, anger, fear and disappointment. Pleasant people are happy, excited, joyful and love life.
Remember how powerful emotions can be because they can HELP or hurt. You can control the direction you let them take you. Steer toward the positive and pleasant side of the road. Stop the emotions that hurt and work hard to increase the emotions that help downplay bad things and eliminate the negative. Cultivate good emotions and life will be much better for you and the people in your life.
If you are broke and you don’t like it, then it is time to get emotional about changing your behavior. Don’t let your friends and family tell you that you are not capable of being successful financially. Once you make the decision to be successful, then you have to get to work to make it happen. Make the choice not to be broke. Get emotional about it and then work hard to change your finances for the better.