Your Destination Depends NOT On Where You Are…
Your destination depends not on where you are but on which way you go. Your results depend not on what has happened, and not on what you have, but on what you do with it all.
From here, you can go anywhere. There are pathways leading in every direction.
What matters now is which of those pathways you choose. What matters now is the next step you take.
Give yourself permission to decide what you truly desire for
When your thoughts and actions have a clear, specific
Lovingly, thoughtfully and carefully select your direction
If you take the time to think about it, one of the biggest reasons that most people get into debt in the first place is that , as a society, we have been conditioned to believe that we need to have the latest and greatest version of whatever is out there in the market place – cars, smart phones, houses, clothes, shoes, purses, toys, gadget, widget. We are sold and marketed MILLIONS of images and commercials by the time we are adults. And it is the job of those who are doing the marketing to convince us that if we buy "XYZ thing TODAY" we are going to be HAPPY!! Happy is relative – it can be today, tomorrow or just happy in general.
Here is something that you might not realize, today's technology has evolved to the point that that Google can target market to an individual based upon their computer's browsing history and the kind of emails their receive in their inbox! Those ads you see along side your emails and on your Facebook page are targeted directly to YOU based upon your likes and dislikes. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this because the marketers are doing their job and they are doing it very well. However, it is something to be conscious of!
The big observation I have made while working with over 3,000 clients is, by and large, we go into debt without taking care of the priorities that already exist and by that I am referring to older debt that has not been paid off. When we go further into debt and jump over those priorities, we are really financing this "temporary happiness" and sooner or later we realize our well intentioned attempt at happiness turns into STRESS, REGRET and even REMORSE! Many times, this becomes a vicious cycle of temporary satisfaction, lasting only until we start looking for the NEXT BIG THING that will allow to us to feel like we are "keeping up with the Joneses".
God warns us over and over and over again about debt!
The rich rule over the poor
and the borrower is a slave to the lender ~ Proverbs 22:7
For more advice and actionable challenges on how you can apply the principal of wise stewardship to your everyday life, get a copy of Beau’s book, The RichLife, 10 Investments for True Wealth at www.richlifeadvisors.com
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