Trust The Process
Many people want results associated with financial success, but they do not want to go through the process. No matter what the goal, there is always a shortcut. But shortcuts can lead to less than the desired results. People like to take shortcuts so they can do less work. If doing less work means working smarter instead of harder, then I think it is a good idea to take shortcuts. If doing less work means cutting corners, then I would recommend following the necessary steps.
Here are three points to show the benefits of following the process as it relates to turning your money life around:
- Do the right thing. There is temptation to take shortcuts and/or to do things that are wrong in order to get what you want. Taking those routes could make you end up in a scam and/or cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Doing the right thing may take you longer, but you will know that you were honest and that you put in the necessary work to get things done.
- You have control of the process. Whether you are pulling your credit report, paying off debt, paying your bills on time, or managing your bank account you determine what happens when it comes to your finances. You have the ability to know what is on your credit report. You have the ability to pay your bills on time. You have the ability to pay off your debt. You have the ability to manage your bank account. You have the ability to live within your means. Your success is in your hands.
- The right things will lead to success. Managing your bank account correctly and taking the steps to rebuild your credit will lead to you getting a second chance. Often, a second chance is all you need to turn your money life around and to achieve your financial goals.
Many people have made mistakes mismanaging their money. These mistakes have lead to damaged banking relationships, poor credit, and extra high interest, fees, and charges. There are different ways to overcome these challenges and to get back on the right track but some of those ways will lead to more hardship. If you want the results, then do the work. Remember, you cannot achieve your goals or realize your dreams by taking short cuts. All the best!
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