Ok, so I have had a few different topics for blog posts come to me today, and I may post at least one more today, but this one seemed to be the most important to me.
Right now I am not where I want to be. I’m not saying I’m unhappy or anything, I am just not where I would like to be at this point in my life. I’m talking about physically, financially, and a few other areas. So as I was pondering this for a few minutes I came to a realization that maybe I have been making decisions the wrong way. For instance, let’s just say I want to lose weight, as well as pay off debts, etc, and I have the opportunity to go out to eat for lunch. I also happen to have a crisp $20 bill in my pocket. Ok, it’s not really crisp, but I do have the money. I can also choose something that won’t be too bad for me, so I may think it won’t kick my diet too far to the curb. What do I do?
Many people would think, “Well you’ve got the money, just do it and enjoy yourself.” I have decided instead to ask myself this question before making a decision such as that… “Does it help me get where I want to be in life?” If I’m choosing between spending money on food or eating food I may already have at home, then which one will help me get closer to where I want to be financially? Also, if I already have the food at home, then there’s a very good chance I know exactly what’s in that food, and I bought it as part of my diet, so I don’t have to hope that it’s not that bad because I know it’s not. So now that I think about it in that light, eating out is not necessarily a bad decision, but it’s not the best decision.
I’ve heard it said many times before that we tend to settle for the good things instead of going for the best things. It may take a little more effort from me, and it may even be uncomfortable to me at times, but I’m tired of settling for the good. I want to make the best decisions I can, and one day those decisions will pay off!