Story of my life and the motto for good girls and boys all around. We’re the ones that get the job done and though some may look at us as “squares” , we’re usually the ones that have our shit together. It seems simple to understand right? Handle business first so that you can effortlessly have fun later; easier said than done. The amount of people whose priorities are not in order is significantly higher than those who actually do and that’s probably because with so many distractions in the world today, the average person’s mindset is “do what i want to do now…and deal with the consequences later …if there are any” or in other words Y.O.L.O (you only live once) . What some fail to realize is the people that they admire or envy on a daily basis have things that you could have but they had to sacrifice to get it. Everyone that appears to have it together doesn’t and those that do have it together weren’t all born with a silver spoon in their mouths.
On behalf of the good boys/girls, we work hard and sacrifice to get what we have. it’s OK to miss a party or five, if it means you’ll have money in your savings account for a rainy day or emergency. If you’ve attempted to set goals in place, why not stick to the plan. If you feel like you should have a new car by the end of the year then that means buying a new outfit every paycheck no longer becomes necessary. What becomes necessary is taking that money that you’d be buying that outfit with and put it towards that down payment for your new car at the end of the year. What good does having a new outfit, purse or pair of shoes do if you’re riding the bus?
Ask yourself: who are you trying to impress?
The struggle to keep your priorities in check comes from not being able to see the bigger picture. You want to buy a house but are still living paycheck to paycheck because you either have poor spending habits or are living beyond your means. Yet what you have to realize is your situation will not change unless you stick to your priorities. Place importance on what’s pertinent to helping you better your life. Stop trying to live and make people think you’re living like your favorite celebrities and SIMPLY LIVE! When we become obsessed with vanity that’s when we lose. For example, i know some people that stay “fresh to death” but still stay with their parents with bad credit or no credit, stay borrowing money from people and are close to pushing 30. Remember that looks can be deceiving. Stay Ambitious, Stay Motivated!