There is no way around it, you must struggle in order to become successful. I have noticed that a lot of people think that spending the money that they don’t have to look like the person they’re not, is faking it till they make it, but it’s not. It’s just being fake and putting them in a worse situation then they were already in. Too many people try to keep up with the Joneses not realizing that the Joneses are in the same situation that they are in and that the Joneses only look to have things because they live their life on credit (debt). Buying things on credit only puts you further in debt. If you don’t have the money to buy it, then don’t buy it! It’s really that simple.
You must think like you are already in the place where you want to be. Read from and study the people who have already made it to where you would like to go. Until you get there, go through the struggle and sacrifice that it takes to make it to your destination. Don’t fake anything. Put in the real work. The struggle and sacrifice will only make you appreciate it that much more!