When someone speaks about getting ahead, we assume it means the person is interested in advancing him (or herself). What if instead of focusing on “getting ahead” we simply focused on having enough?
Guess what, you’re allowed to do that!
You don’t have to participate in the “getting ahead” game that constantly teases you with the promise that if you only had $XXX,XXX you would stop striving for a little bit more and take some time to “smell the roses”. Consider the following :
- One who has all the money one could want but no one to share it with… what good is the money?
- One who has enough financial resources, someone to share it with but your health is in the crapper… well that’s no good either.
- One has enough financial resources, someone to enjoy it with, and the health to enjoy it but they are so busy they cannot find the time to enjoy what they have saved for… what good does it do.
Just for a minute, imagine what it might feel like to be satisfied with simply having “Enough.” How might that change your priorities? Your daily schedule? It’s important you actually sit down and think about it because only you can define “Enough.”
What might happen if you were to make this shift? Would you work less? Would you spend less? Would you sleep more? Would you quit your job and start something new? Would you give more to charity?
Maybe nothing new would happen. But what I can tell you is this: If you can’t find a way to be satisfied with enough, you may never be satisfied with anything. There will always be someone else ahead of you, even if the only person ahead of you is the future self you are constantly killing your current self to become. Does that sound like how you want to live?
What I’m hoping to accomplish here is just to encourage to to plan for, create space for you and to explore this idea of how much is enough.
We help folks financially determine how much is “enough” in their pursuit of financial peace. Then we help them develop and implement a financial plan to get to that “enough” finish line.
If you would like to schedule a time to talk with us you can call our office (864) 862-9269 or email me [email protected] for a no cost meeting to discuss your goals & concerns.
Dave Conley, CFP