Success is All About Choices
The fact is, itâ€™s all about choices.
The man could have ordered food for each meal not paying attention to this caloric or nutritional intake, and the outcome would not have been the same. He made wise choices with the opportunities he had for meal choices (even if they were artificially restricted).
Your financial well-being is also greatly affected by your choices.
A person with a given income can choose to live in a reasonably priced home, drive a used but reliable car for years, and cook most of his meals at home. He has no problem paying his bills each month, and even stuffs away money for retirement.
Or, that same person could buy as big of a house the bank will allow him to finance, purchase a brand new vehicle every few years, and dine out at expensive restaurants frequently. He always seems to be broke, has trouble making ends meet and doesnâ€™t have anything saved for the future.
We all make choices each and every day that affect our finances. We can make poor choices that leave us struggling to make ends meet. Or, we can make choices that help us move along the path of achieving our goals much like the science teacher that lost 37 pounds eating nothing but McDonalds.
Are you making the best financial decisions with the opportunities given to you? What is an example of a good choice you made recently?
Brought to you courtesy of Brock
Brock is a software engineer by day and personal finance blogger at night. He is a fitness junkie and enjoys grilling and smoking meat. Married with two children, Brock strives to improve his skills as a husband and father, and is always on the lookout to stretch his family’s budget as far as he can.