“Good is the Enemy of Great” ~ Jim Collins Good to Great
This quote in Jim’s book Good to Great* is one of my favorite quotes because I have found it to be so true in my own life. How many times have I settled on being a good enough in my marriage, career, or spiritual life? Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being good at something, but in our culture I feel like we stop when we get to good and never explore the possibility of becoming great in a certain area.
How often do we settle on being just good enough in our finances? Our savings goal might be off target but we tell ourselves we are doing OK, that we don’t have “too much” debt and besides we can handle the small easy payment. But what if instead you decided to become great with your finances? You started to live intentionally with your finances, you dump your debt, you spend money where you want to instead of wondering where it went, you give like you want to, and you travel and do things with your family that you can only dream about today.
So if you are getting a “B” in your personal finances why aren’t you getting an “A?” Figure out what you can do to become great with finances and do it. Do not settle on just getting by. The average financial stats are pretty scary so don’t settle on being just good enough!
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