You confuse your account balance with your self-worth
The balance on your account is just a number. Yet, we tend to be emotional with that number. When this balance is not up to our standards, we may feel shame and self-pity.
That’s exactly what overweight–or even thin–people feel when on the scale. The number on the scale feels like it describes their self-worth, when it doesn’t!
The result of this confusion is that you might be afraid to even open up those new bills. Or, you might avoid dealing with your debt because it’s just way too scary to do so. But the good news is that it’s just a number–it doesn’t have anything to do with who you are.
up to 多达； 直到； 在于…； 能胜任
These files have been zipped up to take up less disk space.
He said that what they were up to would cook Krasky's goose.
It's a constant struggle to try to keep them up to par.
open up 开发； 打开； <非正>开门； 切开
Lorna found that people were willing to open up to her.
We had to hammer and shout before they would open up.
"Police! Open up!" — "Oh well," I thought, "here we go."