Saturday, September 3, 2011

Motivation-Frugality with an Abundant Mindset

                                                                                         Photo by Tammy Bennett ©
             Understanding Motivations
It seems to me that the key to accomplishing anything is motivation. When you have this component in your life you’re charismatic, energized and focused. When you are lacking motivation you are the opposite-dull, tired and scattered.  What is it that motivates us?
For me, it’s ideas that motivate.  I think that our thoughts become words, words become actions, and actions become habits, habits become your character, and finally your character becomes your destiny.
It is day #3 of the September No Spend Challenge.  I have been able to stay busy and not spend anything for the first two days. Since I’ve rationed $15 a day in envelopes- I have accumulated an extra $30. Today Day 3 –the envelope contains $45. That’s pretty good right? Except for one thing! I just got the mail. There’s an unexpected $15 bill that needs paid! So now I’m back down to $30. Still, I haven’t used plastic at all. Little inconvenient bills and unexpected expenses can either frustrate us into giving up, or spur us into moving forward.  Move forward. Stay motivated.
I’ll be putting together a low price sheet to share in the next few days. I’ll post it so that you can print it off as a kind of check list. It will have rock bottom price alerts that will be a green light to purchase in bulk. For example when chicken breasts go to .99 cents lb. it’s a great time to buy more than 2 packages.
1.       Stay Motivated and Enthusiastic
2.      Make lists and complete them
3.      Be Grateful for where you are on the way to where you’re going.

“Don't say you don't have enough time.  You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
  ~Life's Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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