“Riches and abundance come hypocritically clad in sheep’s clothing pretending to be security against anxieties; and they then become the very object of those anxieties…they secure a man against anxieties just about as well as the wolf which is put to tending the sheep secures them.”—Soren Kierkegaard
HERE ARE FIVE THINGS THAT YOU CAN ELIMINATE TO SAVE HUGE CHUNKS OF MONEY.
1. Get rid of your car.
2. Rent out your expensive house and get a studio apartment.
3. Don’t eat or drink out every night.
4. Video games, Cable, Movies, any entertainment that’s outrageously expensive and absolutely unnecessary.
5. Shopping for clothes, furniture, lawn decorations, etc.
Stop listening to everybody around you.
Stop following aimlessly.
Stop making excuses.
Start going after what you want.
Don’t apologize for those decisions.
Some decisions you make will be wrong.
You will fail.
Some decisions you make will be spot on.
You will succeed.
Some decisions you make will just be.
That’s OK too.
You know what you want. Your friends and family know what they want for you.
There is a monumental difference between the two.
It’s the difference between being happy and just being.
You can’t please everybody.
Most people won’t agree with you.
Agreement is safe.
Acceptance is safe.
Doing what you’ve been doing is safe.
“twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. so throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. catch the trade winds in your sails. explore. dream. discover.”—Mark Twain (via lindseybell) (via simpleandbold)