As I mentioned last week, I read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover last month. While I’m not all DR-crazy right now, I think he did have a lot of really great points. This was one of my favorite:
If you live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.
Let that sit it for just one second because I know I needed to.
School is like that in a lot of ways too, right? You go through school to learn, learn, learn with the hopes of getting a good job. Now, I’ve gotten that good job and I’m working to make myself better still. Because now is the time.
In business, we talk about ROI- return on investment. And this is true for our lives too. I’m investing in myself right now so that the return later can be great.
Later on, when I’m reaping the benefits of that investment, I don’t want to forget this type of “hustling” and working (and learning) like crazy. When weeknights are not spent head-down in a book or behind a laptop screen learning a new skill or practicing one, I don’t want to forget that they once were.
I firmly believe that where we come from shapes where we are going. And this is where I’m coming from.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.