Today's random affirmation: Take responsibility for what you are responsible for, and take no responsibility for what you are not responsible for.
Yesterday I started recording every one of my expenses.
$300.84 vacation car rental
$35 highway toll transciever renewal
$31.54 guitar repair
That $40 was two burgers, a mixed drink, a soda and tip. $40.
Still can't get anyone to return my calls to mow my lawn. People ask me for money by knocking on my door, stopping me in the street, blocking me on my way into the grocery store, calling me on the phone, broadcasting guilt-trip advertisements, sending me mail and spamming me, but I can't get a lawn service.
I only give money on my terms. 44 minutes of my salary every week goes to Habitat for Humanity. They disclose how much of their money goes to the poor versus overhead, they don't knock on my door, stop me in the street, block me on my way into the grocery store, call me on the phone, broadcast guilt-trip advertisements, send me mail or spam me.
Those are my terms. Almost no one meets them.