Questions, Answers and Some RichLife Wisdom
Your DESIRES ~ Steve D’Annunzio
desires. The problem is, many of your noble desires conflict with
other ego-based desires.
For example, a desire to continually consume junk food would
be in conflict with a desire to be fit and lean. A desire to
go fishing every day can undermine the desire to be
successful in your career.
The challenge of achieving meaningful success and
fulfillment is largely a challenge of prioritizing and
directing your own desires. In fact, the challenges imposed
by the outside world are often much less severe than the
challenges of choosing between conflicting desires within
So how do you resolve the conflicts between your desires?
First, accept each desire as it arrives, without judgment or
Then, remind yourself that you can choose to follow that
desire, or to follow an alternate desire, or to follow no
desire at all for the moment. Finally, know that you can
quickly and easily let go of each desire.
See your desires as reminders and suggestions rather than
imperative commands. Calmly accept and consider each desire,
knowing that you always have a choice, and your desires will
stop fighting against each other.
Question From Anna in Gainesville –“Beau, I’m 23 and I’ve just started my first real job. Should I invest in my company’s 401K plan or a ROTH IRA? I hear you talk about a ROTH IRA almost every week!”Beau’s Answer –Anna, thanks so much for the great question. And congratulations on getting that job!! Here are a few things to consider. If your company has a match, get the match first. And here is what I mean by that – If they match .50 on the $1.00 for the first 5%, I would recommend putting that amount into the 401K. Then go fund the ROTH. You would use that ROTH as a backup emergency fund for a while. When it is full, then you would go beyond that!So, a quick summary – Go get the company match for the 401K. I wouldn’t advise putting in beyond that. Then go fund a ROTH IRA.
Clarity is the Second Investment we talk about in The RichLife – Ten Investments For True Wealth.
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