Climbing Everest

Photo by Lloyd Smith; Wikimedia Commons

Do you feel like you have some financial mountains to climb this holiday season? Perhaps it is time to pause and regroup. Take a few moments to assess your current levels of stress, motivation, and impulse control. If there is too much stress and too little self-control, now is not a good time to make significant financial decisions.

If there is too little motivation, perhaps you can draw inspiration from these words:

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

-Nido Qubein

“You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it; This is going to be my day.”

-Brendon Burchard

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

-George Bernard Shaw

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.”

-Vance Havner

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up, depends on us.”

-L. Thomas Holdcroft

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

-William Faulkner