“We can’t afford that.”
I hear people say this phrase all the time. Many times, it is said with great intentions. However, this statement has significant power over future decisions.
It starts out when we are children. We want something so we demand it from our parents. Their response? “We can’t afford that!”
And we think, “Oh. We can’t afford that.”
We begin to connect the dots that things we really want are too expensive and not attainable.
Slowly, over time, we allow this thinking to rob us of the ability to dream. Instead of asking, “What if?” We say, “We can’t afford that.”
But it is not true.
Somebody was able to afford it. Somebody purchased it. Somebody funded their dream of sending their children to college. Somebody was able to purchase a nice reliable vehicle. Somebody was able to start up a business. Somebody decided to dream again, and went to work to make it become reality.
An alternative to “We can’t afford that” is “HOW can we afford that?”
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT The words “We can’t afford that” are not allowed to be spoken or written on this blog OR in my family OR among my team.
The following statements are better (and still allowed):
- We will need to save up for that
- We will start saving for that in our budget each month
- We need a miracle from God to pay for that
Financial Oxen are the best way to fund big-time dreams. I’ve written all about birthing and acquiring them in my book, OXEN – The Key To An Abundant Harvest.