One Step At A Time.

The long road to financial independence.

Tag: life

Happiness comes first


Sometimes, when I think about my bright financial future, something bad happens.

I want to be financial independent so badly, that I do not respect the present.

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Basics: Keeping subscriptions at a minimum

Subscription burn a lot of money over time. Money that I'd rather spent on something I like.

So here is a simple solution to it - "The subscription clean-up"

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Simply being

You have everything you need - right

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present. Babatunde Olatunji

This is a reminder for myself.

Live can be simple and beautiful. If you do not complicate it.

You have the sun, you have something to eat, you have a warm and cozy place to sleep you can walk outside and enjoy the beauty of it all.

If you think that you need more, you pay a price. More becomes less.

You buy ice cream and become fat. You get a car and have to work for the bank. You buy cheap food and ruin the planet. You think other people do wrong stuff and try to change them and become unhappy. You try to fix yourself, when there is nothing broken.

Don't forget that life is simple, if you can accept what is already given to you.

You are your own master

I play the victim, all the time.

Let me explain what I mean by that. Every morning I walk to our local train station. Often the train will not arrive on time.

Every morning I walk to our local train station. Often the train will not arrive on time.

In the past, I felt angry and unrelaxed, waiting for the train on the same spot. I complained to my colleagues about the stupidity of the train system.

Here is the problem: getting angry changes nothing. The train will still come late.

Here's what I do now, if the train comes late or if I missed it.

I use the time to walk. Walking feels way better, is good for my health and I am not pissed that much. I am doing something meaningful and am not letting someone else waste my time.

Let me phrase it differently: I am not wasting my time.

If you look at all the instances, where someone or something else makes you miserable, there's a good chance that you waste your time. Do something useful instead.

You are the master of your own life. If you choose to.

If you realize this simple fact, you can turn almost any situation. Do not excuse yourself by pointing to other people.

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