A wise man once told me that if you’re broke before the age of 18 it’s your parents fault, but if your broke after the age of 18 it’s YOUR fault. Sound harsh? Maybe so.
I believe there is a lot of truth to this statement due to the abundance of information available to us within an instant. But there is no reason to even be broke before the age of 18 when there are 12 and 13 years olds earning 6 figures through streaming services or selling a solution to a problem.
The bigger the problem you solve, the more money you earn. Case in point, anyone can drop fries in a fryer but how many people do you know can perform surgery of the CNS (Central Nervous System)? Not too many unless you’re in that field of course.
It’s time to wake up and quit playing victim. This country isn’t perfect because there are people involved but it’s definitely the best. If not, then why are there so many fleeing their countries to get into the USA? It’s because we offer the opportunity to come from nothing to being successful. We have to change our mindset and become more positive thinkers and not putting the blame on others. It’s easy to fall into that trap and I have been there myself, but it’s a habit we need to break.
Start by taking accountability and responsibility of your choices and actions. Make the small good choices daily so they add up to big changes down the road. I highly recommend reading the book, The Compound Effect. It talks about making good decisions daily and how they compound overtime.