Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Walk Your Own Path

A wise man once told me “Never blindly follow the advice of someone who does not have as much to lose (in a given situation) as you do.” 

Put another way nobody knows your life and your situation better than you do, so do what you think is best. 

After all, it’s your life and no matter what you do, whatever choice you make, you will have to live with (and deal with) the consequences: good, bad or indifferent.

By all means, talk to others, seek advice and guidance, yet ponder and think things over before acting. 

For once you act, the choice is yours, and so you must own the results as well. You can’t do something then blame the person who told you to do something. 

After all, they don’t know your life as good as you do, you are the expert of your life, so be the master (or mistress) of it as well.

This blog is not about one man who has come down from the mount with the one size fits all perfect solution for every situation. 

This is a blog about what I chose do to and the unravelling and continuing consequences thereof. 

The underlying principles are still the same and those you can take to apply to your life and your situation (as you see fit).

1. Downgrade your lifestyle for a short period, in order to upgrade your finances.
2. To solve any fiscal dilemma you can either increase your income, or decrease your expenses (or do both). 

I have learned a great deal while going on this journey, and if I had to do it again, I most likely would not have bought either the truck or trailer.

I probably would have bought either an old truck and camper or an old motorhome and lived in it.

Yet, buy buying the new ones (and keeping them) I am playing the long game. I know that they are in good condition and will be for some time to come.

I know that I have the skills and equipment to park the trailer on the property that I want to buy and live in it as I: work, build up and develop that property.

These are the choices that I have made, because they make the most sense for me. I would not make them for others, as I don’t know what resources or options that others have at their disposal; only they do.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward (but to it your way).

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