Ever noticed how you can put together an outfit with only a few pieces when you are in a pinch? Have you ever been on a trip and your luggage gets lost? You have to go buy just a few things to get by. Maybe you have a pair of jeans, black pants, a couple of tee shirts, a nice top that you can dress up or down, and an accessory or two? It’s amazing what you can build with those few essentials.
You don’t waste time thinking about what you have in your suitcase, or even your closet at home. Instead, it becomes something of a fun challenge to make do, and you suddenly feel creative and light.
In the same way, focus on what you have now regarding your money. Many families now have one less job, more debt or considerably less in their savings accounts than they previously had. While lessons can be learned from our past actions, dwelling on what’s gone or lost is not the solution. However, thinking about what you can build from what you have now is full of promise and potential.
Are you living in the past financially? Be forward in your thinking. What steps can you take today to lay the foundation for greater wealth tomorrow? Focus on where you are now as your starting point, and build from there.