I have this “thing” where I like to plan things.
I was just talking to my co-workers last week about this “thing” and how it can really bog down your thinking. I have a budget plan that goes out to December 2018. It shows me my billing of all the bills we have and when the rotating credit lines will be paid off and when we can go on vacation and long-term goals like selling the house.
Recently I paid off a large loan and I was stoked! I started looking for ways to pay off some others. When I realized it was not going to happen before the March 2017 date I already have planned I got a bit bummed. I started thinking about When this happens or when that happens how much better life will be. I need to stop that and realize life is amazing right now. We all have bills and we will always have bills its just a matter of knowing what ones are smart and what ones to eliminate…and work toward that but it does not mean that today is not great.
SO today I found myself looking back at all my pictures I have from the end of P90X in 2013. And I was king of kicking myself for the back slide. Which led me to start thinking about is looking back good or bad? Is looking ahead good or bad?
I came to the conclusion that looking forward or backward are neither good or bad – AS LONG AS YOU DON’T LOSE SIGHT ON NOW. 🙂
Right now life is great – financially, and it will improve. If I don’t learn right now from the financial mistakes I have made, the future will not look any different from the past.
Right now I wake up alive and with the ability to change my physical attributes. However, like the financial aspect of my life, if I don’t learn why I keep ending up here; needing to lose weight, I will only keep going back and forth to a place between where I am proud, to a place I want to kick myself.
So today I am choosing to use my looking back as a motivator for where I know I can go, because I have been there before.