It's kind of crazy that I first wrote this post on July 11, 2009. I was miserable at my job and the financial crisis caused me to lose 35% of my net worth in six months. The one thing I'm supremely aware of now that I'm a father is that time accelerates. We need to live our lives to the fullest, and not waste time.
Time Accelerates Every Day We Live
Have you ever woken up one day and asked yourself, “Where did all the time go?” We look at old photos and sometimes surprise ourselves with how young, or how good we looked back then. Not to worry, I still say we look pretty good today.
Time is like an oil field which eventually gets depleted. And sadly to say, the depletion rate accelerates! If for simple math's sake, we were to live till 100, the first year of our life takes only 1/100 of time. Yet, the 51st year of our life is takes 1/50th, and our last year is takes up 1/1, or 100%.
Today's challenge is to simply accept the fact we only have one shot at life, so we might as well do the best we can. If we have an urge to put things off until tomorrow, just finish it today. If we want to learn a new sport and get better, hurry up and practice! Don't let your guitar gather dust and that rose go unappreciated.
Seek Financial Independence
I strongly believe that financial stability is achieved through a mindset and a way of life. Like trying to lose weight by just going on a temporary diet, it just won't work in the long run.
It takes many simple steps to change one's mindset. The first simple step is just reading as much as you can about the various situations on the many different blogs here: .
Readers, have you achieved financial stability through a change in mindset? What are the main differences between the new you and the old you?
Update 2021: It's crazy how quickly time has flown. I've been retired since 2012 and now have two kids I love so much!
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