How many times have you heard someone blame the economy for something? I hear it daily, and I can’t help but wonder just how much we can blame on the economy. Should we blame everything on the economy? After all, it does affect pretty much everything. Should we take responsibility and say that we can control our lives?
I know that personally I make many decisions based on “the economy is horrible.” I won’t cut back on my hours at work because I need job stability. I am afraid to seek other employment because the economy is so bad that no one is hiring. I’m afraid to look into selling my house and moving because the economy is so bad.
Is it all a bunch of excuses? Or am I being smart in erring on the side of caution? Sometimes I feel like I’m letting the economy dictate what is going on with my life. I let it control my happiness. There was a time where I was so scared to even have kids because I thought the economy was so bad that I’d lose my job, my husband would lose his job, etc.
I’ve since then learned that there’s only so much that I can control. I can keep doing my best at work, keep trying to increase my income on the side, and save money in case something does happen. That’s about all I can do.
It’s no secret I would like to sell my house and move from where we are currently living to be closer to family. I let the economy scare me into staying put and not checking into the possibilities of moving. I’m afraid we can’t sell the house, we won’t be able to find jobs where we want to move, etc. Is that silly, or responsible? I’m not sure.
How much effect does the economy have on your goals?