I still know where I want to go but I’m leaving that path open.
I made the mistake of seeking security. Security in the form of buying a house or a certain amount of savings in my bank account.
That was foolish. You can’t evolve when you’re chasing the past.
All at one time, I’m going through many changes. I sold my house and I’m moving to Chicago. Gen Y Wealth just became a Registered Investment Adviser and now I’m able to give financial plans. My wife left her job and is starting her own business.
These changes lead to uncertainty. I can’t predict nor can anyone else predict what will happen, where I’ll live, and how much money I’ll make. But that’s a good thing. Uncertainty is underrated.
Uncertain lives are ones that are filled with excitement and adventure. That’s the life I want.
So what does this have to do with money? Should you not save for tomorrow and live for the present?
Looking back, my wife and I consciously decided we wanted uncertainty. When we both had full-time jobs, we saved 50% of our income. We limited material possessions that would hold us back. We admitted mistakes, like buying a house. Instead of complaining about the poor housing market, we saved even harder to make up for the loss.
In other words, if you choose the path of uncertainty, you need to be even more conscious of your financial decisions.
The ironic thing is the more uncertain my life has become; the better I’ve felt about it. I guess you could say I found “security” by seeking uncertainty.
In the comments, describe a time in your life when you were uncertain of what was ahead. How did it end up working out? Did what happen make a positive or negative impact on your life, today?
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