What you give your focus to becomes larger in your life. This is true for relationships, finances, health and anything else you can think of – both positive and negative. If you give your attention and focus to your finances, you will find yourself looking for ways to improve the matter. You will find yourself learning about money. You will be more conscious of what things cost. You will pay more attention to what you spend and how you spend it.
If you ignore money thinking that the problems will go away by themselves – you will create a bigger problem because you will neglect details that cost you money. You will miss payments and be charged with late fees and increased interest rates. What you ignore, atrophies, and weeds come in and choke out what little life there was in the matter.
Consider your finances a garden of your own making. Right now it may be out of control, but you can take the time to weed out and uproot the things that destroy it (creating more debt, living above your means, ignoring financial lessons, pretending it doesn’t exist, trying to keep up appearances, failing to focus on how to make it better). Decide to give your financial garden some livable boundaries, then spend time tending to it daily.
Apply your focus here, and you can make a difference in your financial life. Take control of your financial life. Tell your money where to go before you get it in your hands. Give your money an assignment and hold it accountable to work for you.