I AM COMFORTABLE BEING COMFORTABLE

Do you ever feel like you just can’t get ahead?  Do you feel like you take 2 steps forward and 3 steps backward?  If you do then consider the possibility you are, without realizing it, limiting yourself in some way.  Sometimes, because of things that have happened in the past, we get nervous when things are going well.  We, in the back of our mind, are thinking something bad will happen to mess it all up.  Because of this kind of fear, we then (again—without realizing it) mess things up ourselves because somehow we believe it’s going to go wrong anyway.  This is self-sabotage or a self-fulfilling prophecy.  I was bad about incurring another expense or spending money frivolously and end up financially living from pay check to paycheck.  Every time I got a raise or a little extra financially I’d quickly counter act it so that no matter how much money I made, I’d still only be living from paycheck to pay check.  I realized the problem is the feeling of nervousness or discomfort when I had a little more than enough money to cover my expenses.  I’m over 50 and just recognized this pattern.  I’m working on it and the first step has been to begin telling myself “I am comfortable being comfortable” to reverse the limiting programming I apparently have had most of my life.  Who cares where it came from?  All I know is that I don’t want to get old and still have to worry about how I’m going to pay bills, cover unexpected expenses and be able to enjoy a tiny bit of the money I’ve been earning since I was 13 years old.  I would like to be able to retire one day and not have to work to the day I die just to survive.  I would like to have a savings account and not have to constantly worry about money.

COMFORTABLE