Yesterday, I was on the way to attend a funeral in an area of SC that I have never been to.
I obtained directions from Yahoo! and jumped in the car for an estimated (by Yahoo!) 33 minute drive.
After 2 hours and 15 minutes, I arrived back home – HAVING NEVER ARRIVED AT THE FUNERAL!!!
I have not experienced frustration like this in a long time. It is humiliating, frustrating, and maddening all at the same time.
Now that I have time to review the situation, I now realize some of my key mistakes.
- I used a Yahoo! map
- I failed to follow the directions provided by the Yahoo! map
- I asked directions at a gas station and ended up entering a State Forest in the Appalachian Mountains!
- I wore a suit and tie – I think the tie cut off blood flow to my brain
- I went with my "feelings" and ended up never showing up at the appointed destination
What I should have done was sit down, review the map BEFORE I left for my destination to ensure that I clearly understood where I was headed.
Kind of what it felt like when I first started making my money behave. I felt like I had been running around in circles and without accomplishing anything. I was humiliated.
For anyone who is out there that is just starting to make your money behave – make sure you put together a good plan. Think it through. It will help ensure that you arrive at the ultimate destination of financial freedom!
By the way, there are some excellent free financial tools located HERE to help you get started!
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