I discussed steve o's theory of CHOICE with the helpmeet this morning. We tend to agree with that premise that personal choices greatly influence our successes/failures in life.
What choices have you made that have most influenced your present circumstances? Here is what we decided has most affected our lives:
1.) Learning the difference between "want" and "need". A commitment to deal with "need" before indulging "want"..
2.) Our decision to remain childless.
3.) A willingness to "make do", "wear it out", and live below our means on a day to day basis. An unwillingness to get sucked into the "consumer mentality".
Lest it all sound too grim, it ISN'T. We lack for nothing, in fact, we have more now than we ever imagined we would. And neither of us could really define a time when our circumstances went from "lean" to "plenty", it just sort of happened.