There are some things we're all awesome at, but there are other things we just suck at, whether it's managing our finances or finding time to exercise. Sure, it's easy to blame someone or something else, but the first step to fix those things is to acknowledge that we suck at them.Photo by Quinn Dombrowski.
Over at Mr Money Mustache, Mr MM himself reminds us that it's easy to say that "a bad economy" is keeping us from saving money (less easy in Australia -- Oz ed) or that the reason we're out of shape is because our job works us so hard that we don't have time to exercise. In reality, the way out of those problems isn't to wait for the economy to get better or find a new job -- it's to realise that we need to get better at managing our money or our time and work from there.
Mr Money Mustache also notes that you need to be open to ideas and experience from people that can help you with the things you suck at. This is a problem for some people, specifically the kind we touched on when we explained how snark closes you off to new ideas.
At the end of the day, you'll never make headway on the things that trouble you if you insist that it's someone else's fault and aren't open to new ideas on how you can fix them. Common knowledge? Probably not. Give the piece a read at the link below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
To Achieve Greatness You Must First Acknolwedge That You Suck [Mr Money Mustache]