In the last post I shared the pressures that are on me financially from being the head of household. After a few days, I realize that it may have sounded a bit negative. I meant it to be factual, without emotion. I’m an emotional person, so that didn’t work.
I was reminded today that it’s not about me. It’s about God and his will. My family is also very important to me. I have to remember things are bigger than me, and that the money I earn does not belong to me. I am merely a trustee of God’s money.
All of the goals and dreams I have, getting out of debt, building an emergency fund, getting a house, upgrading my computer, getting a pilot’s license, and replacing my chair can happen. Yes, on today’s budget and logically thinking, it will happen as I mentioned. However, money is very illogical. Rather, sometimes you are blessed with more money, sometimes things turn different directions than anticipated, and there is no explanation.
What I am reminded of is to keep my dreams huge, build my goals on those dreams, and take steps to those dreams. Zig Ziglar said that “if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.” He also said “if you dream it, you can achieve it.” So, why am I limiting my dreams so much? I can set aggressive, but realistic goals. They can be completed.
For instance, I believe we will own a home within 10 years that’s $300k - $350k. I also believe we will find a home in 2 years that fits in our budget. I have to remember that God will open doors and close others.
Here is a crazy dream. Why couldn’t I at some point in my life get a commercial airline license? I know the FAA says no today, but if I can dream it, I can achieve it.
How about this? I dream of photographing B-25’s in the air over Kauffman Stadium! I want to be in the air with the “K” in the background.
How about this one? Going to Hawaii and flying my wife around some of the islands!
Stress is a big factor right now, because we are scrimping, but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t dream. Dreaming is good, setting goals to get to that dream is awesome! We will achieve our goals, and it is possible that things will be quicker or different than expected!