True sound financial mindset consists in always making the profit exceed the expenditure. Wear the old clothes a bit longer if essential; give up the new pair of gloves; fix the old dress: exist on plainer food if need be; so that,
under all conditions, unless some unexpected accident
happens, there will be a allowance in favor of the profit.
A penny here and a dollar there saved, goes on accumulating, and in that way the desired result is accomplished. It requires some training, possibly, to achieve this mindset, but when once used to it, you'll
discover there's more satisfaction in rational saving than
in irrational spending. Dismay sets in when you presume that matters ought to be happening sooner than you're ready for them.
Remember – there are no unrealistic goals, only
unrealistic time frames. View what you've done and realign your strategies. If one way doesn't lead to success don't quit at that point – merely attempt another. If you stick with a goal you'll accomplish it.