What motivates your finances? What is the purpose that drives you to reduce your debt and make more money?
For me, the one thing that keeps coming back when I ask myself those same questions is the idea of freedom. The start of my own personal finance revolution started with some realizations. I realized that the financial path I was on wasn’t getting me anywhere else but broke. I wasn’t going to hit the lottery or discover some miracle money maker that would make me a millionaire. But, that isn’t my purpose. It’s merely the keystone that sparked my current journey.
When I began my journey, I decided that I needed to learn how to handle my finances. The one name that kept reappearing in my reading was Dave Ramsey and his “Total Money Makeover” book. So, I bought it and read it. And, something he said in that book brought my true motivational factor to the front. Yes, I wanted to have less debt and make more money. But, what I really wanted, was freedom.
He spoke about being debt free and having the freedom to tell your boss to “take this job and shove it.” What a thought. So many of us have to go to work every day to make enough money to pay our bills. But, what if we minimized those bills and had the freedom to do whatever we wanted to do to make money?
That is what motivates me to remove myself from the debt treadmill, and join the select few who have the freedom to pick up and do something that they enjoy! What a freedom!
What about you? What really motivates you to become debt free?