Psychology of Money: 18

The following sentences leapt off the page at me:

The phrase “terminal vagueness” describes … a systematic avoidance of monitoring finances–including avoiding communication with creditors – leading to an overestimation or underestimation of account balances.

A belief in an “abundant universe” underlines much of the DA program.Competition is learned from, but not feared, as there are enough resources for everyone. This perspective counters deprivation thinking that accompanies compulsive debting, overspending, and underearning.

DA members may be vague or unfocused about their goals in life. For this reason, DA encourages members to develop “vision,” the ability to form a clear and specific picture of what they want to do in life. Visions are discovered by abstaining from incurring unsecured debt, following the Twelve Steps and using the Twelve Tools.

If you’ve been paying attention to previous blogs or can relate, you can see why these words suddenly seemed neon to me. Even though I’ve previously diagnosed myself as having avoidance/money management issues rather than being a chronic spender/debtor – it looks like DA (Debtor’s Anonymous) may be the place for me. Over the course of the next few days I’ll be slinking my way into a few of these meetings to learn more about the 12 steps towards financial recovery.

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