As I was driving in to crusade this morning, I observed a squirrel standing in the road. He seemed to notice the oncoming vehicle, but was weighed down by a walnut that he was carrying.
As my truck bore down on him, he seemed to be working with all of his might to get off of the road to safety, but he kept his grips tightly onto the nut.
I applied my brakes and swung out wide to avoid him. The squirrel got off of the road safely with his nut.
My thoughts on this? I see people like this all of the time. They are holding on to something that is slowing them way down financially, but they just won't let go of it. Unfortunately, many creditors and financiers do not swerve and apply their brakes to protect them.
The end result? They lose their financial freedom while trying to hold on to the very thing that is weighing them down. Things like the car with the huge car payment, the huge house that has way to much payment, the student loan that is way too big, the furniture payment, the boat payment, or the college payment for our children. The list can go on and on.
What is it that you are holding on to? Get rid of the expenses and you will find liberty that you only dreamed of.