Have you ever seriously sat down and asked yourself, “How bad do I want to be financially secure?”
I mean the phrase “financial security” is tossed around in magazines and the media like some sort of unattainable illusion.
The word debt, loans and credit have become all too familiar and are used as a way of attempting to live the dream, while simultaneously keeping your dreams just out of reach.
The status quo is to get credit to buy your dream life but to drown in debt for the rest of your life.
And for the vast majority of people, this is ok. The thing is though, if you want something bad enough, you're going to need to step outside of the status quo to get it.
When Beyonce dropped her formation tour dates, seats sold out in several cities within hours. People lost their minds trying to get tickets. They did everything they could to find and buy those tickets. They wanted tickets to that concert so bad, people spent money they did not have.
Think about everything you ever really wanted that you've gone out of your way to purchase - That super hot pair of shoes, that amazing dress you just had to wear to that wedding.
Nothing else mattered but that one thing you wanted to get. Obtaining it was non-negotiable. Why? Because you wanted it bad enough.
So when it comes to your own life and your personal financial security let me ask you a few questions:
Why should it be negotiable?
Why should it be something you do when you get round to it?
Does your future self not deserve financial independence?
Are you not worth the fabulous lifestyle Beyonce sings about in her songs?
Do you not deserve to be wealthy?
Is the high of instant gratification worth being broke long term for?
I'm here to challenge you to step out of the status quo. Be the 1% that want it bad enough.
Delay gratification, build wealth first and then you can do whatever it is that you want. How about that instead?
Bola Onada Sokunbi