Your current financial situation is far better than you think. Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year and it will begin tonight at sundown. Even if you aren’t going to be partying with the Manischevitz wine tonight to commemorate the holiday, you probably have a good reason to celebrate. Let me explain.
The world has changed dramatically over just the last 12 months. It’s amazing.
But forget about how the world has changed. Think about your personal situation. Has your income changed? Your plans for the future? The way you spend money? The things you think about? The way you interact with others?
For me, and maybe for you, much of the above has shifted in a big way.
But what is surprising is that the really big stuff hasn’t changed all that much. At least I think that’s true for most of us. Regardless of how frightening the world became, we survived. Maybe you had to figure out how to get a second job, but you did it. The earth didn’t stop turning. We’re not homeless. We’ve still got food on the table.
For most of us, as difficult as the last 12 months have been, the results weren’t as dire as we projected they’d be.
Why is this important to you?
Because you can use your experience over the last year to gain liberation from financial fear.
(If you survived 2008, you can survive just about anything.) That’s peace of mind.
You figured out how to survive this past year and you’ll figure out how to navigate the problems that await.
Know that things usually aren’t as bad as they seem. Have faith. Do your best and let the results go. The last year is proof that you are stronger than you thought. Now that’s something to celebrate.