Money Motivation: How to take a leap of faith

Finding the motivation to keep up with your finances after a major set back or an unexpected expense can be difficult, but you can get back on track. Money Motivation is a new series where we will be featuring inspiring and uplifting advice from Finance Collective members that can help you take a step back and reevaluate your financial situation, so you can make a plan for how best to move forward. This week's advice comes from Financial Best Life and is all about taking a leap of faith:

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"I think when you fully commit to a big leap of faith – really commit and spend your time making it happen instead of sitting around being all wishy washy with your feelings – that there are too many details to coordinate in making your leap a reality that you don't have time to look back on what you're doing.

Once the train leaves the station on a leap of faith, you kinda have to just go. And that's the beauty of it. Fully committing keeps you too busy to be afraid.

RELISH IN LANDING ON THE OTHER SIDE
When you leap, you're leaping TOWARD something on the other side. There's always another side. Ask yourself, "What's the worst that can happen?" So, when you land on the side you want to be on, don't look back. Instead, take a moment to enjoy this big win. Celebrating wins and rewarding ourselves is so, so important to our own well being.

Because you see, when your heart is fully ready and working toward making your dream a reality, you really don't have time for anything else." -Financial Best Life

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The Millionaire Next Door

"The Millionaire Next Door is my go to finance book. It’s a great book to get your thinking differently about your money, and find out how others have been successful building wealth." -Debt Discipline

"The Millionaire Next Door is an explanation of how average people with average incomes have been able to attain millionaire status. If you don't think you're ever going to become wealthy, this book is here to prove you wrong!" -Financial Fanny Pack

"This best-selling book by Thomas J. Stanley dispels misconceptions about the wealthy and reveals the common traits they share. It was an eye-opening book that helped me get a better vision on my journey toward financial freedom." -Marriage, Kids and Money 

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I Will Teach You to be Rich
"Ramit is amazing at explaining boring and complicated personal finance topics in a conversational, fun, and easy to understand way. This book totally covers everything you need to do for healthy finances and dissects it into simple, actionable steps you can start on immediately. Recommended for anyone who wants to get their money matters in order!" -InvestmentZen
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Your Money or Your Life
"This book offers unique perspectives on personal finance, including challenging the reader to consider how many hours were spent working towards items they've purchased, rather than just the price. If you're looking to transform your finances, this is a great resource." -Mystery Money Man
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Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
"This book explains how powerful scarcity can be, whether it’s a lack of time or money. It’s not exactly a personal finance book--it’s more about psychology and poverty, but it’s one of the most interesting “finance” books I’ve read." -The Wild Wong
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The Simple Path to Wealth

"The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins. Most people over complicate personal finance. This is one of the easiest books I've read about getting your finances in order and investing in your future." -The Jenny Pincher 

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Rich Dad Poor Dad
"Rich Dad Poor Dad focuses on stories from the author's life to reveal the differences in how the "rich" and the "poor" think about money. Kiyosaki's explanations are easy to follow and can be a good starting point for some basic financial ideas that anyone to use." -Financial Fanny Pack
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The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class 
"The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class by Keith Cameron Smith is a quick, easy read that challenged my thoughts on making money and inspired me to stop chasing paychecks and pursue financial freedom! I wrote a post about it here." -Saving with Spunk
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The Total Money Makeover

"This book has inspired millions to turn around their finances and get out of debt. The information is straightforward and understandable and would be a great gift for anyone from college student to the soon-to-be-retired." -Hope + Cents

"Dave Ramsey provides 7 easy to follow "baby steps" that lead people to financial prosperity. This book helped me to become debt free and create a plan to pay off my mortgage by age 35." -Marriage, Kids and Money 

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The Richest Man in Babylon
"The Richest Man in Babylon's collection of short stories cuts out a lot of today's financial jargon in order to get back to the basics. This book offers simple and actionable strategies that can, and should, be used by financial experts, complete beginners, and everyone in between." -Financial Fanny Pack
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Money Talks: When To Say Yes And How To Say No
"This book would make for a great gift, because it’s not your run-of-the-mill, dry finance book. It focuses on real-life experiences with practical solutions to get out of sticky money situations. I devoured this book and it’s my go-to recommendation whenever a friend or family member asks me for one." -Jessica Moorhouse
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The Wealthy Barber Returns
"In The Wealthy Barber Returns, David Chilton mixes great financial advice and laugh out loud humor.  A few chapters are geared towards Canadian readers, but anyone interested in personal finance would find this a great read!" -Mystery Money Man
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99 Minute Millionaire
"Scott Alan Turner pens this no-nonsense book focused on reducing your stress when it comes to investing and retirement. It opened my eyes to hidden broker fees and the simplicity of an index fund-based investment portfolio." -Marriage, Kids and Money 
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Awaken the Giant Within
"If you're going to make any money or be successful in this world, you need to understand yourself and get clear on what you want.  There is no better book out there for accomplishing your goals." -Jiu-Jitsu Finance
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