Am I Weird?
A few weeks ago, my boss purchased food for our entire department. After fixing my food, I proceeded to sit at the group table. I only sit at the group table when our boss orders for everyone. One of the crazy guys I work with expressed how surprised he was that I was joining everyone for lunch. I explained to him that I like to use my time wisely. When I have downtime at work, I like to feed my brain. Listening to podcasts and reading during my lunch is more of what I need in my life. My family and I are on a mission. I’m constantly learning about business, finance and real estate. Growing is crucial to me in our journey.
After explaining this to him, I began to think of how weird I may come off at times. Why not join the social fun of talking about the latest celebrity gossip or our new president? Why not use my time scrolling Facebook to keep up with everyone’s status? None of that is going to help me. I can’t grow from any of it. I think that’s a huge problem that hurts us. We are so busy worrying about other people that we lose focus on what we want to accomplish in our own lives.
I feel like being weird is basically being different than the norm. The thing is that I don’t think that I’m better than anyone else. I’ve realized that if you are serious about getting out of debt, you have to make some sacrifices. That may include you social status, missing out on the latest trends of fashion or a few brunch date with the girls. The hunger I possess for my family and our legacy is real and personally, I will never stop leaning. When you stop learning, you stop growing. If that makes me weird, then so be it.
My Definition of Weird
To me, it’s weird when someone actually takes 30 years to pay their mortgage. It’s weird to charge on credit cards knowing you will only make minimum payments. It’s weird that people think it is okay to be in debt the rest of their lives. It’s weird that people think they can retire with a pile of debt. My whole way of thinking has changed and I can’t believe of the crazy things I would say about money and finance. So really…..who is the weird one here? Is it me trying to better myself or you spending an hour talking about celebrities who don’t know that you exist? I am aware that not everyone understands what I’m doing so it’s okay.
As you move in your own journey, people will look at you strange. They may think that you are broke as hell because you are talking about a budget lifestyle. Let them talk. Let them judge. Dave Ramsey has an amazing quote, “Live like no one else now, so one day, you can live like no one else.” Be weird, make sacrifices, work hard, and kill your goals!
*Disclaimer: There is nothing wrong with watching reality television and having fun (I do). Just keep your eyes on the prize and stay focused on your dreams. Don’t let the fun times consume your development.
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