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Many people are convinced that treating themselves with a splurge purchase here and there will motivate them to accomplish their goals. I get it – everyone wants to wear the “LV” on their belts and everyone wants to spend money to acquire nice things. But many people would be surprised to realize that this habit is not going to get you anywhere.
In fact, treating yourself can actually be a detriment to your progress toward achieving financial freedom.
Is Treating Yourself REALLY Helping You?
Now, I’m not going to tell you that spending money is a bad thing. You need to spend money to take care of yourself and your family. But when you keep making excuses to spend more money on things you don’t need, or call out of work or stay in bed longer – all you’re doing is justifying behaviors that are doing nothing but hold you back from reaching your highest potential.
Treating yourself can actually be a detriment to your progress toward achieving financial freedom.
When you do have extra cash that you’re just itching to get rid of, resist the temptation to spend it on an exotic car because guess what? It doesn’t matter. Nobody is going to care whether or not you drive the most expensive cars and wear the finest clothes. They will care that you have created a lasting legacy of success within your company and your family.
Instead of spending your hard-earned cash on things that are going to do nothing for you, utilize those funds to create a steady cash flow and invest in yourself.
Treating yourself is nice when it’s your birthday, but I’m going to be honest with you … if all I cared about when working was what I was going to do next to treat myself, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today.
When you keep making excuses to relax or put money toward things you know you don’t need, all you do is rob yourself of future opportunities for wealth, connection and mobility.
Pay The Price Now to Pay ANY Price Tomorrow
We all want to get rich quickly. However, creating your legacy means hard work and sacrificing short-term satisfaction for a lifetime of success. So … Do you still need to buy yourself that expensive watch? Or, are you finally willing to make that sacrifice and start setting up the life you know you’re meant to have?
Just a fair warning: The latter option might include less “treating yourself.”
A New York Times bestselling author, Cardone is the world’s No. 1 sales trainer and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media and finance. His privately-held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named him No. 1 of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017.” He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, and MSNBC and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, CNBC, and Entrepreneur. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.
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