We’ve all seen the bracelets and bumper stickers that say WWJD? What Would Jesus Do?
What if we filtered our decisions through a What Would statement?
What would someone who wants to travel the world do?
What would someone who wants to retire early do?
What would someone who wants to kill it at work do?
What would someone who wants a great marriage do?
What would someone who wants to lose a few pounds do?
What would someone who is paying off $10,000 of debt do?
I think we’d make better decisions.
I confess, this money thing comes pretty easy to me. Old habits are hard to break–I’ve been budgeting for 30 years and tracking my expenses and net worth for 25 years.
Exercising and eating for my health–not so much.
One little thought helps me get out of my own way: What would someone who wants to lose a few pounds do?
It helps me see past the thing that sounds so good right now–I’m talking to you kettle corn.
It helps me think about what it will take to achieve my goal.
Sometimes I want to throw “someone” off a cliff because “someone” is so damn perfect.
But if “someone” can do it, so can I.
What is your What Would statement?
Photo by JDB on Mount Thomas, Eagle County, Colorado