A Magic Solution Will Appear?
Why do we insist on doing the same old things over and over again expecting different results? What hasn’t worked time and time again, we expect will mysteriously work itself out. We keep trying in attempts that a magic solution will suddenly appear. Yet, trying to drive a square peg into a round hole is a losing proposition! So are we going to continue down a path that is not working or seek a solution for improvement? Maybe the path is already working, but needs some adjustments? Are you comfortable? I have often found “being comfortable” may be a sign that you are not in the right place.
How many times have you or someone you know hung on to a job or a relationship or been in a situation where you knew it wasn’t going to work out yet stuck it out because it felt safe? We are such creatures of habit and change feels awkward. It is uncomfortable. We often do this with our finances as well. We keep chugging along, doing the same old things time and time again, and expect that “someday” it will all work out.
If a builder were to tackle a new home construction project without a blueprint what would the final product look like? If he just went to the local Lowes, bought supplies each week with no preparation, and then haphazardly assembled what he bought, how insane would that be?
No keeping track of his purchases…
No end goal in mind…
No master plan….
He is doing just enough activity to look busy, yet has no direction! We would call him a fool! However, this is the exact way most people handle their finances. They have financial junk drawers – you know what I’m talking about – an investment account over here, this insurance over there, this retirement plan right here – each one doing their one separate thing. A financial mess! No harmony. No reason. No plan. How can we expect to succeed financially without a calculated action plan? Without knowing where you are heading? Or where you want to finish? Without knowing if you’re on track? Or what you need to do to get back on track?
Jay’s Challenge: I challenge you to take charge, get organized, know what you want, and go after it!
“The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won’t face the facts.” – Proverbs 14:8
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come” – II Corinthians 5:17