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8 Signs You’re Addicted to Struggling In Life

Addicted to Struggling

Are You Addicted To Struggling in Life?

Not sure if you are addicted to struggling. If you live in a country like America where you are surrounded by opportunity but you are not taking advantage of it, you must ask yourself, why. One thing is for sure in life, we all get 24 hours a day and most of us have control over how we spend our time.

How do you spend your time?

  • The answer to this question will tell you why your bank account is thousands or millions of dollars short.
  • If you think money is unimportant, tell what you think about when you don’t have enough food to eat or your light just got cut off.

You may not be self-aware or unconsciously addicted to struggling because that is all you know. Think about people who when the lottery, it changes their lives instantly some can’t handle that time of financial success. According to, roughly 70 percent of lotto winners will lose their money within five years.

Is it because of poor money management?

Perhaps, or are they addicted to the struggle? 

8 Signs you are addicted to Struggling in Life

  1. You do just enough to get by even though you know you can do more such as get a better job, learn a skill, or start a business.
  2. You are always working on something, but it never gets to a level that can change your life.
  3. You are constantly busy so you don’t have time for dating, or extracurricular activities, but this has been going on for years.
  4. You have negative emotions about money, so you will not push yourself to make more. So you only make sure you have enough to get by.
  5. You are not mindful when it comes to budgeting therefore you live paycheck to paycheck.
  6. If everyone around is at a similar level then you may be comfortable even though you can barely pay your bills.
  7. You may be afraid that the people around you will treat you differently if you start to make money and change your life.
  8. You constantly procrastinate or have bad habits that are keeping you where you are.

They are people who love talking about their problems, and being poor or have a poverty mindset, there are always financial problems. What can you do if you realized that you are comfortable with struggling and you want to change?

  • With all changes, you first have to identify what needs to change.
    • In this case, it’s your feelings about money.
    • Pay attention to your words around money.
    • Also, try to pinpoint where your negative feelings about money came from.
    • If you can find the source then you can start to reprogram your brain.
  • When it comes to finances, you have to learn to manage what you already have before you are ready for more. No more living paycheck to paycheck. Find some money to put in a savings account, it can be twenty dollars. The idea is to start developing a habit of saving.
  • Look at what you spend your money on, if stopped buying coffee and started making it at home then put that money in savings.

How are the people living in the world around you?  

It can be an indicator of your future if you don’t change.  The people closest to you have a lot of influence over you, and most of the time you don’t realize it.

The number of homeless people is growing daily all over America, and a lot of them are older people.

Don’t let life happen to you, make a plan and start to follow it. 

Addicted to struggle


  1. Save X amount out of each paycheck. Make it automated if necessary.
  2. Learn financial literacy by watching YouTube, documentaries, books, etc.
  3. Create an income goal and decide how you are going to get there.
  4. Change your energy by getting rid of clutter if needed
  5. Change the habits that have been holding you back from being successful
    • Watch too much television
    • Hanging out with people who aren’t supportive
    • Spending too much money on hair, makeup, clothes, shoes, etc.

What to start a business to make create financial independence?

Change is hard but you can do it!