Post 016: Welcome to the world.
As I look back on 2013, I have much to be thankful for. On the 27th December 2013, my daughter Ava entered the world and since then has enriched my life immensely in her short time with us. She is so beautiful that I find my-self staring at her for hours on end and cuddling her constantly.
My family unit is my main source of motivation in life. I get out bed and go to work for them. I write my goals and aspirations down and am trying to reach them to show my children and wife that we literally can have whatever we want in life. The example that I set for my family with my focus on self development and improvement, I see as one of the greatest gifts that I can pass on to my children. The reading, writing and gathering of wisdom of great characters and thinkers will serve them well and help them to reach their goals in life when their time comes.
Just yesterday, my wife was talking about how it would be nice to go away on holiday to a hot sunny place this year. We have set a goal of paying off all our bad debt over the next 2 years, so realistically this probably won’t happen. This hurt me because I want us to be in a position where we can decide to do something like go away for a holiday without having to worry over money so much. But we’re doing the right thing. Delayed gratification will mean that when we finally do take that luxury holiday, we will be doing it on our terms without limitations and with the feeling of being free from consumer debt. That motivation is far greater than the need for a lavish holiday right now and the realisation that we are on that track already really cheered us both up. Plus, if I raise my income level then that debt might be written off earlier and we could be packing our suitcases sooner than we think.
2014 is a big year for us where I plan to make a career change that is more in alignment with my goals and dreams. Yes it will be challenging, but the reason why I must persist is stronger than any fears for my future out of the comfort zone of my current working position.
Welcome to the world Ava, we’re going to have a great time together.