Received this wonderful word from a good friend, and needed to share it at this time as a reminder that the journey to freedom is as a lot concerning the stuff you *don’t* do as it’s the stuff you *do*.
It won’t be as attractive, however it’s nonetheless an enormous a part of the method!
From David Damron:
Random Thought: Why don’t we have a good time the issues we DON’T have? We have a good time paying off debt, however we don’t have a good time NOT HAVING debt or NOT HAVING XYZ subscription – My thought is society associates “not having” with the shortcoming to afford versus selection to not…
Yup! Residing with “much less” positively isn’t as praised as a lot as dwelling with shiny STUFF. Neither is dwelling inside your means, as a result of who desires a boring life like that??! 😉
It’s stealth wealth at its most interesting, and I agree 100% that it must be celebrated simply as a lot – if no more – than our selections which are extra seen/talked about brazenly. With out all of the NOs in our lives, the YESes wouldn’t be almost as highly effective! It’s like an amplifier!
So in David’s honor at this time, I believed it might be value making a listing of all of the issues we’ve stated NO to over time, whether or not it’s helped us with our wallets or our mindsets or each.
You don’t should spend hours on it, however see what you provide you with in a fast minute or two. You could be shocked!
Right here’s my first try at it:
I’ve stated NO to procuring simply because I’m bored
I’ve stated NO to bank card debt for nearly a decade
I’ve stated NO to journal subscriptions for nearly half a decade
I’ve stated NO to taking part in the lottery as a lot as I used to
I’ve stated NO to consuming out or ingesting as a lot as I used to
I’ve stated NO to upgrading my telephone yearly
I’ve stated NO to upgrading my TV yearly
I’ve stated NO to accumulating extra STUFF usually
I’ve stated NO to cashing out my retirement accounts early
I’ve stated NO to over-priced espresso and bagels (MY WEAKNESS!)
I’ve stated NO to being a deadbeat dad
I’ve stated NO to being consumed with work
I’ve stated NO to doing issues that compromise my integrity
I’ve stated NO to issues that aren’t a Hell Yeah
And I’ve stated NO (endlessly) to making an attempt to be somebody I’m not
Now under no circumstances am I excellent at these, however you’ll be able to wager your patookiss it’s helped immensely with dashing up my targets! And feels kinda good seeing all of it listed out like that too, haha…
So I do hope you are taking a number of moments to see what you’ll be able to provide you with too. YESes get the needle transferring, however it’s the NOs that actually turbocharges issues! Plus it’s fairly empowering!
Enjoyable little thought experiment in any case, thanks David!
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