This past weekend I realized that I’ve hit an important milestone on my journey to earning a full-time income working part-time from home. It may not seem all that exciting at first. But maybe after I explain what happened you might understand why I think it’s pretty significant.
So, here’s a picture of our new water softener. I told you it may not seem all that exciting. 🙂
But here’s the thing. Earlier during the week my husband and I learned that our old water softener bit the dust. It just stopped working and couldn’t be fixed. KA-PUT. If you’re a homeowner you know that it’s not a matter of IF something ever needs to be repaired…but WHEN. We also learned that it was going to cost us $1000 to have our old water softener replaced.
Now, here’s where things start to get a little bit more exciting. The moment I heard the words ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS I didn’t panic. My heart didn’t start racing and I didn’t break into a cold sweat. In fact, the moment I heard ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS my initial reaction was, “Oh good, we can pay cash for that.”
WE CAN PAY CASH FOR THAT.
At first I didn’t realize how powerful that statement was. But if this had happened a year ago it would have been just one more expense that got piled onto our credit card. But instead, thanks to the money I’ve been able to put into our savings account thanks to my home-based business during these past few months, we have a lot less debt to worry about.
Now I know it’s not a BMW or a trip to Fiji but isn’t this we’re ALL working toward? A lifestyle where we simply don’t have to worry about money anymore? Remember that part in Forrest Gump where he gets a letter from Lt. Dan about his Apple stocks? Lt. Dan tells Forrest Gump that, “He doesn’t have to worry about money anymore.” Any Forrest says, “That’s good…one less thing.” I think there’s a lot of power hiding behind that simple little statement. 🙂
It definitely isn’t an easy road but if you’re willing to work hard, not give up, and have a passion to succeed NO MATTER WHAT anyone else says you can and can’t do, there’s no reason why you can’t experience that same feeling too. Some people are SO afraid of failure and rejection that they never step outside their comfort zones and start reaching for their dreams. I don’t want to see that happen to YOU.
And to think, 10 years from now I’ll look back at our new water softener as a major milestone in my journey to earning a full-time income working part-time from home. You just never know where your next dose of inspiration is going to come from. 🙂
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