We all have at least one Facebook friend that is working hard on their fitness and to express their hard work all the Facebook friends see their oatmeal and fruit protein shakes, egg whites, chicken and veggie dinners. Maybe a few status updates later we see the results of their hard work by finding out how much weight they have shed. I like this person, and think it’s great that someone is passionate about being dedicated to a diet. Over time this person has achieved a personal goal and while doing so, each Facebook friend has been a witness.
I know very little about construction. I know enough that when a general contractor begins a project that one of the first steps is constructing the blueprint. Since building a boat or a house is very technical there has to be a detailed plan that the builder must follow to ensure the foundation is constructed properly. Even though throughout the building process, details can always be modified but the modifications have to be done while updating your blueprint.
We socially accept the person working hard in the gym and eating right while showing us there improvements while using a camera phone in the gym bathroom mirror and immediately posting it on Facebook. And once again, I like this person and that shows me that this person is focused and motivated on achieving the fitness goal and is proud of the accomplishments to date. We don’t find it awkward in any way when this person seeks a personal trainer for consulting or having the personal trainer write them up their diet. Shoot, this person is proud to tell others who their trainer is. Same principle with the general contractor. We completely accept and understand that the builder has to seek consulting from an engineer or an architect to have a detailed technical blueprint to build a beautiful boat or home.
So why is it that 40% of Americans have no idea where their money is going each month and hope to have some left over at the end of the month? Yea, I know you make a fixed payment each month for living, car insurance, cell phone but the remainder of your money; do you have any idea what those funds are allocated for? And why is it that when we catch word that someone is seeking guidance, counseling or getting consulting on how to manage money; most people frown upon that idea? Why was it harder on our pride to admit we are making mistakes on handling money so we change ways but not as hard on our pride to admit we are making mistakes on our body so we get a trainer? It’s socially accepted. And people can notice when we aren’t happy with our body so we must do something about it so we can feel better but it is easier to cover up our poor money management and dress it up to appear we are doing just fine. Would our domestic financial situation be better if having a financial trainer to keep us accountable to our financial blueprint was just as socially accepted as someone having a personal trainer to assist in making someone look and feel better? Our financial problems start from our home (which financial problems can easily grow into other major problems). Not our Presidents fault or any other republican or democrat government official. Get a financial blueprint (budget) prepared today and enjoy the results. Much Love.
Proverbs 6 (today’s Proverb)
My child, have you promised to be responsible for someone else’s debts? Have you been caught by your own words, trapped by your own promises? Well then, my child, you are in that person’s power, but this is how to get out of it: hurry to him, and beg him to release you. Don’t let yourself go to sleep or even stop to rest. Get out of the trap like a bird or a deer escaping from a hunter. Lazy people should learn a lesson from the way ants lie. They have no leader, chief, or ruler, but they store up their food during the summer, getting ready for winter. How long is the lazy man going to lie around? When is he ever going to get up? I’ll just take a short nap, he says; I’ll fold my hands and rest a while. But while he sleeps, poverty will attack him like an armed robber.