Success is not a cure for anxiety or depression. Sometimes it makes it worse.
Simply being thoughtful about your purchases.
A “peaceful life” is the removal of ongoing stress.
Financial discipline fosters character traits like self control, prudence, and patience.
Identify what is most important to you. Eliminate everything else.
One way, is to want less. Another way is to first help other people get what they want.
The principles of personal finance have not changed for 3000 years. That is why it is so easy to understand and apply.
Akrasia is when you do one thing even though you know you should do something else. Like spending and saving.
Someone who asks too many stupid, pointless or obnoxious questions.
DAD: By not being present, we scatter ourselves; and that scattering causes us to look for fulfillment in the wrong places.
DAD: Advertisers trick you into wanting stuff. Ignore the noise.
DAD: Talk about life, love, meaning, experiences, entrepreneurship. Be inquisitive, learn about people
DAD: Your track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.
DAD: Knowing how to be quiet teaches you how to formulate your thoughts. The quiet unhurried mind understands the most.
DAD: On the contrary, spending less brings more joy.
DAD:Material items do not always equal happiness. Sometimes they just add stress and debt.
DAD: Just get started.
Material items do not always equal happiness. Sometimes they just add more stress and debt.
DAD: Being good at money does not mean you don’t spend it. And not spending does not make you good at money.
Minimalism is less about the quantity of items you have and more about the quality of life you create.
If the only acceptable result is perfection, you’re setting yourself up for fair failure.
Many people forget that birthday celebrations are about people and moments rather than gifts and stuff.
Definitely less than 100%. We all have way too much stuff.