Staying humble and sacrifice
If you do not already know, I live in Hawaii. This is a place that many people dream of visiting and it is part of my daily life. Today, I took a break from the daily grind and took some time to stand on my lanai and look at the island of Oahu. From my lanai, I can see almost half the island…maybe it just feels that way.
I have a great view but I rarely spend time on my lanai. It was the main reason that I chose my place because I figured that if I ever decided to rent or sell my place, someone would always be interested just for the view.
As I was standing on my lanai today, I was enjoying the cool breeze and just enjoying the view when a feeling came over me.
This feeling was humbleness…I felt humble…
I began to think about where I started and how I got to here.
I grew up in a small town in Virginia. I lived in a trailer. At the time, I didn’t know my family was lower middle class. My parents sacrificed to buy me and my siblings the things we needed and wanted. As a kid, you don’t really know the difference so you ask for everything, regardless of if it is a need or a want.
My parents wanted us to have the best but the money wasn’t always available.
I learned quickly that my parents worked hard for the money they earned and I learned that I needed to work hard for money.
I was selfish at times when I was young. I wanted a lot of things. And that put extra stress on my parents.
Because of my wants, as soon as I was old enough, I got a part-time job. Looking back now, I could have used the money I earned to help my family. At the time, I used the money to get my first car. Then I bought rims and tires for the car. Then I wanted to put a stereo system in it.
This is when I entered the “rat race”. I began working just to pay my bills.
I could not buy the car directly so I had car payments.
I could not buy the rims directly so I made payments on them.
I had to pay for car insurance.
16 years old and I was already stuck in the cycle…work to earn money to pay bills…work to earn money to pay bills.
Later, I managed to get out of the “rat race” but many people are still stuck in that cycle. My goal is to help people get out of that cycle.
My life growing up was not bad. Even though my family was not the wealthiest, we were close and I was always happy.
But there was something within me that wanted “more”…but I wasn’t sure what the “more” was. Now, I realize it was success and living my life to the fullest.
From growing up in a small town in Virginia to living in Hawaii…
From being stuck in the cycle to knowing when I get paid but not worrying about if I have enough money to make it to my next payday…
Almost 2 decades ago, I would have never known that this is where my choices would take me…but I am thankful that they did.
When I look at my achievements, I am humbled.
But they did not come without sacrifice. The sacrifices my parents made. The sacrifices I have made.
It is not always easy to change your financial situation, but it is not impossible.
You may have to sacrifice now to achieve financial freedom later.
So, you have to know if you are willing to make the sacrifices to achieve success. Everyone has a different meaning for success so I’ll let you define what that means to you.
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