Why would you be a failure?

Just recently, somebody admitted that before they picked up the phone to call me, they had felt like a complete failure.

They then went on to say that once we’d spoken and made an appointment, they didn’t feel that way any longer.

So why did that person feel like a failure?

With further questioning this person told me that ‘everybody is supposed to know how to manage their money’ and because they felt like they were drowning under financial decisions, they had this sense of being a failure.

What makes you think that you have failed at something if you have never been shown or taught how to do it?

Planning a budget is a bit like origami. (that’s the art of paper-folding) Unless you are shown how to fold the paper correctly, you’ll never know how to do it.

So if the ‘flying swan’ you’ve created isn’t exactly like the one in the photograph, would you think you’ve failed? Of course not! And why not? Well, it takes a few simple lessons and a bit of practice to get it right.

Having a budget is also like losing weight. Most people know what they should or shouldn’t do in regards the food they put in their mouth. Many times they know they really shouldn’t take that extra helping, but they do it anyway.

To lose weight properly, you need to change your lifestyle. That means you probably need some help. And keeping that in mind, if you made an appointment with Jenny Craig or even at Weight Watchers – would you think you’d failed?

You’d probably see that as taking a step in the right direction towards making some positive changes in your life. Wouldn’t you?

Making a Budget Bitch appointment is exactly the same. Don’t for one moment think that you’ve failed because we treat everybody who makes that first call as a winner.

 

Carmel McCartin – Budget Bitch

And don’t forget – (The views expressed in this blog are the personal opinions of the author. Don’t rely on them to make financial decisions, you have to make up your own mind. If you don’t like the content – then either stop reading or send me an email)

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