Remember the Essentials

Sometimes living within your means living without your “needs”.

“Needs” can easily be “wants” in disguise.

What are the things we absolutely 100% need?

Water. Food. Shelter. Love. Purpose. Care.

Any one of these can be warped by wants.

Water becomes: Coffee. Coffee creamer. Soda. Wine. Whiskey. Gin. Sparkling water.

Food becomes: Dessert. Fast food. Fancy dinners. Chocolate Croissants. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Snacks.

Shelter becomes: An apartment. New cars. A TV. Streaming subscriptions. A couch. A coffee table. WiFi routers A better TV.

Most of these things are fantastic! Unless they control you. “The things you own end up owning you.” (Chuck Palahniuk)

I’m not saying we should give up all our stuff. I’m saying we should always be testing ourselves by removing the unessentials, so that our essentials matter more.

Focus only on your needs and the needs of others and you will discover personal freedom.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1856

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