You’ve been diligently working to pay off that pesky credit card and get your finances in order. You’ve cut back on spending, quit eating out, and you drive for Uber and Lyft twice a month. Yet after all that hard work, you still didn’t pay the card off within six months like you planned.
Missing a milestone can be disheartening and demotivating. But just because you didn’t meet your debt payoff goal in the allotted time, doesn’t mean it’s time to quit. Consider this quote from Michael Jordan, arguably one of the greatest basketball players of all time:
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And this is why I succeed.”
Failure and falling short are risks in any meaningful endeavor. Here are several things you can do to bounce back after missing your credit card payoff goal. Read more.
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