UNDERSTANDING YOUR PERSONAL BELIEF SYSTEM
It is important to recognize the beliefs that have established your views of yourself, others, and the world. A cultural belief that was once common was "A penny saved is a penny earned." What truisms about money did you learn in your family? Perhaps you received messages about how to behave, such as: "If you don't go to church, you'll go to hell," "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," "The early bird catches the worm," and "We don't associate with those kind of people." Recall other adages you learned as a child? You may have absorbed beliefs about human nature such as "Being beholden to others is wrong," "You can't trust men, they just want one thing," "Working hard is the way to succeed," "Poor people are just lazy," "Beggars can't be choosers," or "It is best to be cautious around others because you can't count on them." Write one belief related to each of the following: success, money, and relationships. These beliefs will influence your values, your reactions to life experiences, your culture, and other factors.
What obvious tips about money did you learn in your family?
The rules in my house were very clear and consistent and were accompanied by logical explanations. For example, they made it clear to me that after playing I had to pick up toys, this had a lot to do with money, the main factor being responsibility, at home my parents told me that in the same way they managed the value of my toys In the same way I would manage the money, being in this way I only took out of my drawer the toys that I was going to use and then I would pick them up so I only learned to spend what was necessary so as not to have to regret later. As the years went by they began to give me an allowance every week, my father told me that I should buy some candy that I liked and save the rest so I could buy a toy that I liked, I did it that way, and today I already have By custom, only buy the necessary things and save what remains for an emergency or some extra expenses from time to time.
It is very important to manage the money that leaves us well because what we squander in a moment may be needed for some major expense and not having it.
Do you remember other sayings you learned as a child?
In my house they told me two sayings which were: "Listen to advice, so that you get old" and "the devil knows more for old than for devil" the first one refers to discipline and listening to the instructions of my parents and elders in some circumstance in order to make a correct decision avoiding negative consequences, since the second refers to wisdom, honesty and responsibility, since we young people often believe that when our parents and elders lie they do not realize it, but at the They have many more years and experience, having passed our age, they realize in most cases if we lie or not.
The words, gestures, looks and expressions that we use help us to know ourselves better and express everything we feel. So even during pregnancy, you have to talk to the baby.
We must continue always with comunication. Talk to him a lot, without rushing, tell him stories and also let him be the one to tell us.
I absorbed many examples because in my house apart from talking to me about life, problems and education, values among other topics, they always listened to me and tried to guide me towards a socially correct path, all those examples of honesty, Responsibility, kindness, good manners, region, politics and ethics I made them part of my social and personal structure, both because they instilled it in me and as a rational individual I wanted them to be part of me.
A very common daily saying regarding life that they told me was "Who gets up early, God helps him" whose meaning has to do with getting up early to do your responsibilities, be it going to school, work, cleaning at home. , go on a trip or any long-term daily life goal that you have considered doing, if you got up early, planned, nothing would go wrong. Another of the sayings that I heard very often was "Tomorrow you also eat" this means that even if you have a lot of food you should eat only what the body needs, not eat for gluttony, for example sweets, when doing the market my parents bought them but I wanted to eat them all the same day, because they made me understand that if I ate them all today for tomorrow I would not have the opportunity to taste the same sweets since the day before I had eaten all the packages, another very popular in among my family was the saying "Save corduroy for May" whose meaning lies in money, the fact that we are going through a good economic moment does not mean that we spend everything on unnecessary things, but that we only use what we really need and save the rest for when we need it.
I like the way they treated me at home as well as the advice they gave me and the examples that I observed, that made me the citizen that I am and makes me a better person every day. And although sometimes I am blinded by the moment acting out of the desire of the youth, I usually remember them and apply them, they will never forget me.