Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Pete0
Don’t bury your head in the sand
For many years my debt situation got worse and worse. This was for one reason, really – fear. I wasn’t willing to take responsibility for the mess my finances were in, and I was too afraid to see just how bad the situation was. So I simply avoided it. I buried my head in the sand and hoped it would resolve itself. I thought that things would work themselves out at some point, and then the worry would be lifted from me.
I was an idiot. There was no way that this was going to happen. I may have fluked a lottery win, but of course the odds were always against me. So one day I decided that I would grow up, and take a look. It was a scary experience, but it was crucial. It was the first step to actually fixing the problem. I know it sounds corny, but it is true – you can’t even think about correcting spending habits if you don’t know where you are going wrong in the first place.
When you know the extent of the debt in your life, you can start to put things in place to address it. This can be a daunting task in itself, but if you do not feel able to put a debt management plan together yourself, there is help out there from others who can provide this service for you.
So, if you’ve been guilty of putting your head in the sand in recent years, stop it. Pull your head out and be brave, it’s only way you can ever start to think about repayment of, and recovery from debt.