Every year we all commit to resolutions to make our lives better, eliminate bad habits, to be successful, etc. Every year we either fail or succeed and every year, without fail, we make the attempt.
My previous New Years blogs…
…have always been about incrementally getting better.
For me this year is different, the same in nature, but different. I’ve been thinking this way ever since I completed one of my last resolutions…something about paying off credit cards. I paid off about 5 of my 7 credit cards and I feel freedom for the first time in a long while. I mean I could maintain the debt but now that it’s gone, I feel free….yes 5…don’t judge.
Resolution: The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts.
So before you accumulate a mountain debt, enjoy your freedom, protect it, live free. It starts with changing your priorities and how you live your life. Yes we have to spend money to live, college books, tires for your car, suit for interviews, laptop, etc. There are necessities, there are, but PLEASE don’t get caught up with buying “things” that don’t give your life value. A weekend trip to the Caribbean costs more than a set of rims but at least you’re living, you’re just not in the hood looking good but “ain’t never been nowhere“.
Living free takes discipline not to buy things that have no value.
The blog about about slavery and money I wrote a couple weeks ago, yeah I’m still feeling that. I don’t know exactly what it is but it starts with just basic decisions to be free. That need to be free has shaped my spending and allowed me to value my decisions. Decisions about my habits, what I eat, what I watch, what I respond to, my energy, my stress….everything.
I’m getting preachy but I just want you young males have the freedom to engage the world, to live free.
Happy New Year!