September 2, 2010
"And respect is where responsible spending starts."
I read this quote the other day and it really made sense to me. I love when I come across something that is so simple but yet has soo much in it you know? It says a lot but it just puts it in a way that it's like like "Yes, right, of course! As if it's that simple to understand" (but then of course comes the practice part....).
To me you really need to respect your money, respect your responsibilities, respect where you're at in life and work with it. Don't praise your money, don't envy what others have but work with what you have, work with what you can to get done what you need to and accomplish what you dream to.
I think if you don't start with respecting the awesome chance that you have in even having the amount of money you do (remember how little the rest of the world gets a day or year! Even with there lower costs of living it's nothing in comparison to you!) you won't get anywhere, and you for sure won't get to your dreams. Yes, money can't buy happiness but it's a huge tool in getting you going in all things in life! You need to use it, respect it and be responsible with it. You need to keep it in line, know where it is just like you do with a child and keep working with it until you get it to go in the right places, doing the right things. Money is a tricky thing to train (when I say money you know who's really being trained here...) but if you keep at it it learns it's lessons.
Money is either a curse or a blessing and I think it's really all in how you use it.
What do you think? What are your money theories? Struggles? Successes?