My Mom Taught Me The Importance Of Saving At An Early Age

Rae A.

My mom taught me the importance of saving at an early age. In fact, she drilled it in me, never allowing me to forget her words for a minute. Back then, I rolled my eyes constantly, ignoring the words of a smart business woman, but later I discovered that she was right after all.

Surprising? Not at all.

Thankfully, I learned my lesson early enough and if you haven’t, hopefully, you can do the same.

“I don’t know who brainwashed people into believing that not wearing the latest clothes or shoes makes you less of an individual; the most important thing in life is knowing your worth and not hanging your hat where you know you can’t reach, just to please society,” local photographer Jermel Cox said in a Facebook post on Monday (Sep. 9)

He definitely hit the nail on the head with this one.

Many times persons focus on the wrong things: clothing, jewellery and more; these same individuals sometimes never show signs of growth. After years of “doing it for the gram”, some accomplish nothing significant or noteworthy. The next time you’re about to grab an expensive pair of jeans, or jewellery, ask yourself: is this truly necessary? Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself or “live a little” (I love it just as much as the next person). However,in order for you to move forward, sometimes you must do what is best—sacrifice.

Instead of splurging, work on your goals. Perhaps you’d like to build your home, acquire a piece of land, attend a prestigious school, etc.; save your money little by little (or in big chunks if you can) so that eventually, you can reach your goal. It’s not a popular option, but it certainly is a wise choice.

Listen to the stories of successful persons. Many of them worked hard and enjoyed the fruits of their labour much (much!) later. Most of them cut back on TV, studied hard, took low paying jobs and more, in order to become successful. How can you emulate them? What can you do to be even better?

“If you’re the smartest person in your group of friends, you need to get out and find persons who are smarter than you—persons who can become mentors to you. Set some goals and develop a plan; keep it simple and work on it. Do the natural and God will do the supernatural. Success is intentional; write your vision and make it clear.” – Joel Osteen. (Thanks for sharing Miss Bourne!)

Have a good weekend guys. Make today and tomorrow count!

Sincerely, always,

Rae A.

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