Cleaning Up The Mind To Prepare For Financial Recovery
Hope is not only for the young, the strong, and the advantaged. Hope is for all who love life and its endless possibilities. No matter how difficult what has been experienced in life, there is no better thing to do but to keep on keeping on.
Time will pass anyway, so there’s no choice but live what it is. There is hope as long as you live.
So before I can do something about my financial recovery, I have to clear up my mind from anything that’s stopping me to do good works. I will share here…
The failures and mistakes we made served us in two ways: a lesson to move forward or a burden to stop us. It would be wise to use the past experiences as our reasons to go forward; not a club to beat us. I have to accept my current situation, and from here, I will start to move forward. I should not complain or question why the situation is very bad. I should be thankful instead and change my perspective towards it.
I should stop thinking of self-inferiority like what I don’t have, that I am not intelligent, that I am not tall and attractive, and other things. I should concentrate on my strengths and on the things I have. I have to forgive myself from my errors of the past, give a pat on my shoulder and say, let’s move on!
Granting that I am in this current situation because somebody shared me an opportunity but went out bad, doesn’t mean that I am not responsible of the result. I have given my consent and approval without analyzing and studying further what I am investing about. I should not hold on to that other person accountable for my current situation. Instead, I will forget and forgive that person unconditionally and I will pray for his/her peace, prosperity and happiness.
There are some instances, where I extended loans and turned out to be unrecoverable. I hold on to what the Bible says about sowing and reaping – that what you sow, you shall reap. If you sow wind, you will reap whirlwind. Still I bless him that he may prosper, for a reason that if he does prosper, he would be able to pay back his loans. But of course, that is what I called faith against faith.
Let the past be a part of the learning process. And now that I have freed myself from these burdens, I can concentrate moving forward with ease on my heart and mind.
GETTING PHYSICALLY HEALTHY
Having a healthy body is a part of the financial recovery process. It is required that I have the energy to tackle the everyday hustles. Physically healthy will give me a mind free of worries about not being able to accomplish the tasks I set myself.
The Bible says that the “spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Even though you have a desire to do something but your body cannot work due to any illness and weaknesses, thing will not be done at its best. If I have a healthy body, whatever my mind and spirit will to do, the body has the capacity to execute the task as commanded.
Without a goal and a game plan how to achieve that goal, you are like a ship that has set sail with no known destination.
My goal is to build a P20M money machine to allow me to live the lifestyle I desire even without working.
To achieve my goal, I laid out my game plan to win the game. Click the image to read my game plan.
It’s not necessarily that you have a body that is like of a sports figure, it just have to be healthy and strong–just enough to accomplish your tasks of the day. You may include simple activities to improve your strong physique: park your car a few blocks away and do the walking; climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator; and other simple activities. During the weekend, you can jog around the park.
Another way to have a peaceful mind is to make sure that I have a good insurance coverage. If death comes upon me along the way to my financial recovery, my family should be free from the burden of paying any debts left behind. These debts should be paid in full in case I die. There should be coverage as well on any expenses that shall incur for the burial. Also, the insurance shall pay my family of modest amount of money for them to start with and cope up with the lose of income.
As the Bible says “Let the dead bury their own dead”, I will make sure that can be done, when death calls me.
Having an emergency fund on the side adds tranquility of the mind as well. Kasabihan nating mga Pinoy, “kapag may isinuksok, may madudukot”. That’s the role of emergency fund. And because you are not thinking about bad thing to happen, you are repelling what we call the emergencies of life.
Emergency fund will also protect your investments. In case those things like “only God knows” things happen, you will not cash out your investments that you put to work for you. You have the emergency fund to cover those unavoidable circumstances.
At this point, I will be ready to tackle the hustle ahead. I’d be ready to take the roller coaster ride, the ups and down of the stock index that will carry me to my financial recovery…to my financial freedom.
Let’s see in the near future what will happen. Of course, change will happen when we change something…even a little simple thing.