So you are packing your lunch each morning and pouring the last of that pot of coffee into your mug and getting ready to head out to work. Your sharing a ride with a coworker to cut down of fuel costs have learned that simply coming home after work and being content with life as it is can be more rewarding than going shopping. When we uncomplicated our lives through reduced spending on stuff we really don’t need and learn to live each day a little more simply it leads to only more simplicity. Simplicity breeds simplicity.
While keeping life simple you notice that there is a lot more money at the end of the month. You start a plan to finally pay off those credit cards and auto loans. Months have passed and you see your debt balances slowly being washed away. You finally have a decent emergency fund to draw from it the car should break down.
Now it’s only been a few years, but as you have kept steady at living a life of simplicity you find even more ways to enhance your life through finding creative ways to further reduce your need for things and find that life itself is the reward of living. Credit card balances have vanished and car loans paid off. You are fully dedicated to finally paying off that student loan that you thought would be with you until the day you die.
It’s been ten whole years since you started down this path. Your income has increased since then and now living without consumer debt you make the decision to take on the monster. Is it possible that there really is the possibility that you can actually own your home one day free and clear? You think about where you are now compared to where you were just ten years ago and realize that moving forward is more about taking a step back.
Another ten years passes and your home is finally yours. Now you are free from any kind of debt and other than taxes and living expenses most of your paycheck is going into savings. You think about where you are, where you were and how your life could have been very different right now if you had not chosen simplicity.
This story is not so much about where you were twenty years ago as much as it is about where you want to be in your own life in twenty years. And it pretty much that simple.
The ability to see your way through is already within you right now. You have many freedoms, but the most important freedom of all is the freedom of choice. For many giving up the false pleasures of pride lead them down a path of destruction while sacrifice opens doors to discovery. When we look back wasn’t it the most challenging times in our lives that we discovered our own abilities to survive? Most of the best times of my life had little to do with money or things. It was always about people. It is always about people.
Where will you be in twenty years? Where so you want to be? Would a life lived with zero debt open even more doors of opportunity for you to discover simplicity?