None of us just want more money.
Let us face two cold hard facts:
- money in and of itself can not make us happy; and
- money sure as heck cannot buy love (something that we are all looking for on some level).
We want more money because money allows us to do certain things. Maybe we want to spend more time at home with our family, or maybe we want to travel the world. Whatever our reason is, we need to figure out our WHY.
The Financial Freedom journey
The journey to Financial Freedom is not a smooth or easy one. It takes A LOT of energy to put it mildly. There will be several points along the journey when we will feel like we should throw in the towel (give up).
We will start having the thoughts that it is so much easier:
– to just continue going to our jobs and being miserable;
– to continue to wish that we had a better life;
– to continue looking for a better paying job.
It is at these points along our journey that we will need to remind ourselves of our WHY.
How to us our WHY
When our WHY is big enough, when we have a burning desire for something deep down in our soul, the how tends to take care of itself.
Our WHY will keep us moving and will make us try again and again after we have failed for the umpteenth time! It is our WHY that will keep us disciplined and make us take action towards Financial Freedom.
In Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill tells us that the starting point of ALL (not only Financial Freedom) achievement is a burning desire. A burning desire can make us live a life of abundance in all areas.
Hill goes further to tell us “that every person who wins any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success.”
Think back to times in our own lives when we wanted, yearned for, something so much that we went through hell and high water to get it. On those occasions, we had a burning desire (a WHY).
So we see that our WHY may sound simple, but it is not to be taken lightly.
Dare to believe in the power of you and cheers to living a victorious life!