Today, we cut up the credit cards.
And tomorrow I am calling the companies and cancelling the cards. Keep in mind, the cards still have a balance on them, so the companies will tell me “we will cancel your card when it reaches a zero balance” (at least that’s what I’m EXPECTING them to say, since I’ve done this before…) BUT my end-in-mind to calling them is this: they won’t send me another card when my current card expires…so I won’t have another one laying around tempting me!
Ever since I made our blog public on Facebook, we’ve received SO MANY awesome supportive comments. So, THANK YOU. It truly has helped us be more accountable in our daily spending. No really. It has! I’ve received private messages of people sharing their stories as well as had friends connect me with other people who have traveled this journey successfully. Making our journey to wealth and abundance a public one has been a blessing for sure.
Today Ian and I were listening to a TED Talk by one of our favorite podcasters, Tim Ferriss. (Here’s the link if you’d like to watch/listen). He speaks about defining your fears as opposed to your goals (if you know me, you KNOW I love me a good goal setting session!) but he quoted one of his mentors during his talk and it was such a big “ah-ha” moment for me (thank you Oprah, for teaching me the value of “ah-ha!” moments) that I made a printable quote out of it and put it on our fridge. Here it is:
I love this quote. And it pertains to our journey to live a life of wealth and abundance because it’s not easy, it’s HARD to get out of debt. On the other side of that, it’s EASY to get into debt! I know our life will be SO MUCH BETTER without the debt. Easy? No, life is meant to be an uphill climb…in fact, another one of my favorite quotes:
But I don’t think Mr. Gregorek really meant life would be “easy” in the terms of “oh man, I have zero challenges and my life is all cupcakes and rainbows.” I think he meant that by doing the hard work and making the hard choices and being dedicated to a goal, your life truly is more wonderful. Uphill, and wonderful.
Alright, onward and upward. Would love to hear any of your thoughts!