February 25, 2013

Break The Cycle Of Financial Bondage

I came across an article a couple months ago that was really interesting to me. According to the Wall Street Journal, a lot of people would much rather struggle to […]

I came across an article a couple months ago that was really interesting to me. According to the Wall Street Journal, a lot of people would much rather struggle to pay off a large credit card bill later than to admit that they simply should not buy whatever it is that they’re tempted to buy. In fact, the author of this article wrote, "Feelings of shame or embarrassment are just some of the reasons folks just won’t say no to spending."

That seems very sad and unfortunate to me. Just think about it… People are so afraid of what other people will think of them, or even afraid to admit to themselves that it wouldn’t be wise for them to buy something, that they will pull out a credit card and charge it. They would rather choose instant gratification with long-term debt, long-term shame and stress instead of choosing to make wise financial decisions now and eliminating the stress and shame that debt brings. That is a big fat ego, if I ever saw one!

Here’s the bottom line… Our society is full of pressure to spend more money, regardless of your financial needs or limitations. The pressure to spend more money leads to more debt, which leads to more stress, more anxiety, and even more financial problems. Don’t you see the cycle here?

It’s time to BREAK that cycle!

We have been sold an illusion of happiness that involves having the best stuff or the most stuff. This illusion requires us to keep up with the Jones’ and buy, buy, buy, more, more, more. But that is not real happiness! That is total bondage!

I want to give you a quick background on 2 different kinds of people today. I’ll call them 98%-ers and 2%-ers. See, 98% of the population is dead or dead broke by the age of 65, dependent on their friends, family, or the federal government as their main source of income. 2% of the population, on the other hand, is doing well financially.

What’s that got to do with you? It has everything to do with you. It has everything to do with your finances, your family, and your future.

Because the reality is, you were not called to be part of that 98%. You, my friend, were called to be different. To be financially independent. To groom your family for financial success. To rise above what society tells you is normal or acceptable, and to create generational wealth.

You actually have a unique opportunity to cross the line from 98% of the masses who have the "Oh, poor me. I can’t afford it. My parents were poor, so I’m always going to be poor" mentality, to the 2% side who has a total wealth mindset.

Maybe right now you’re feeling like you are working harder, and you may even be making more money, but you’re further in debt. How did you get there? How did you end up feeling so trapped by your debt? You once had dreams – big dreams – for your life and your family. But now those dreams have almost disappeared because you’ve become a slave to debt.

You were not designed for poverty; you were not designed for debt or bondage! You were designed with success and wealth in mind. But you have a choice to make.

You have to weigh your ego with your bank account. You have to decide what is more important to you – getting those new boots, that new computer, and a big house? Or finally saying goodbye to debt and financial struggles? Which matters more to you? Keeping up with the Jones’ or grooming your family for real success?

And here’s the cold, hard truth… If you cannot make the choice, if you do not believe in yourself enough to make the choice for your own financial freedom, then at least make the choice for your children, who are your legacy.

Do not pass down debt to your children, who will pass it down to their children. Instead, choose to pass down wealth, which is what I believe you were designed to do. Choose to give them the gift of wisdom to accumulate wealth and understanding of how money works and the freedom that it brings.

It is time to learn how to be completely free from debt and to develop generational wealth. Give powerful purpose to money – one that will leave a legacy for generations to come – and I believe you will go far.

I’m wondering if you could help me out with something. There are people all around you who really need to read today’s message. There are people who are in total financial bondage who need the truth that you received today in this letter. So I’m wondering if you could just pass this along to them? Go ahead and share this post on Facebook & Twitter. It’s time to break the cycle of financial bondage, and I believe that together, we can do that!

Have an awesome and productive Monday, and until next time, God bless!

 

In great faith,

 

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P.S. You really can break free from the bondage of debt. It’s simple, and more achievable than you realize…

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