As I was driving along a road one day, I saw a squirrel standing in the center of the road. He seemed to notice my oncoming vehicle, but was weighed down by a walnutt 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 the nut was seriously slowing him down. In spite of the danger, he kept his firm grip on the nut.
I applied my brakes and had to swerve to avoid him. I’m happy to report that the squirrel got off of the road safely – with his nut.
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 or apply their brakes to protect them.
The end result? They lose their financial freedom trying to hold on to the very thing weighing them down. Some common items that weigh people down are:
- A car with a huge car payment
- A huge house with a monster monthly payment
- A boat payment for a boat that is used five times a year
- A massive motorcycle payment
None of these are wrong. However, if it is weighing you down and putting you in danger of huge financial harm, it is time to let it go! Sell it, and liberate yourself.
Are you holding on to something that is weighing you down? Maybe it’s time to let it go – the truck is barreling down the road toward you!