Do you ever get sucked into something which provides short term gains but has long term concioquences just because you do not have the patience or will power to wait? Today we see this a lot in our lives where we NEEEED something and we do not have the money but we think we can always charge it!
My family is on a journey to live debt free and day by day as we make better long term decisions we REALLY see where these decisions are changing our lives for the future.
In Proverbs 28:20 (NLT) the Bible says, “The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.” or in The Message translation, “Committed and persistent work pays off; get-rich-quick schemes are ripoffs.”. How many people have you seen win with get-rich-quick schemes? I am fairly creative, love technology and network with a lot of different people in my life, but I have NEVER seen anyone win in a get-rich-quick schemes. As a young man, I was always mindful and aware of the successful people and the traits they possess. It should not be a big surprise none of them thought they would be rich tomorrow because of one idea.
We all know Aesop’s classic fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Why is this so hard for us? May for some people maybe the hope of ever winnning is gone. For others, the “snowball” or their debt is rolling too fast the wrong way and they can not seem to stop it. We have to remember it took years to get into our mess and it will take time to get out. We have to start with one step at a time just like the Tortoise! We have to ignore the Hare (the normal/broke people in our lives) and follow the plan OUR family has made. Read the book, the Tortoise ALWAYS WINS and so can YOU!
Dave Ramsey’s moto “Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else” is really what it is all about. No one is saying it will be easy, BUT it will be worth it!