We are always tempted to keep doing what we are doing, because it is working. It is natural to not want to “rock the boat” or “shake things up” when things are “working.”
There comes a time when you need to stop and evaluate your life from an outside perspective and ask yourself if things really are going the way you want them to?
I should have started this Urban Nomad Journey to Debt Freedom and beyond to Wealth Building, years ago, I really should have.
What always held me back were the social norms that were expected of me: rent/own a fixed address and all the costs associated with that.
The other thing that held me back was the fact that I kept telling myself that things were okay and that I had better not rock the boat.
The thing was that things were not fine; I was living and working just to exist. I had mountains of debt (relative for me) with nothing to show for it.
I had no savings, and most of my income was going to live and pay the interest on my debts. I wasn’t getting ahead and had all but given up on the “airy fairy dream of debt freedom.”
It wasn’t until an unemployment scare forced me to wonder what would happen if I was suddenly unemployed that I started to rethink my life and fiscal plans.
My point is that if you are in what feels like a rut and you don’t think that you can get out or make your life better . . . you’re wrong . . . you can . . . and you should.
Don’t wait until things fall apart before you deal with things. Treading water will never get you anywhere.
You need to shake things up in order to fix them, so don’t be afraid to do so.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!