Are You Contented? Really!

This is a question to ask yourself. Are you truly contented or not? The response to this question could vary as you think about your overall life, family, friends, job, etc. However, I wanted you to think of this question in the financial sense. Being financially contented means that you are happy and satisfied with the monetary resources that you have and own. Being financially contented does not mean that you lack ambition or not driven to achieve your financial dreams and goals, it just means that you will achieve them on your own time, without the distraction from others.

See, when people are not financially contented, it’s easy for them to be caught up with the hype and constantly trying to prove to others that they can have the same things as those people who they are comparing themselves to. People don’t realize that each person is in a different season or phase in their life and may achieve goals at different times. For example, just because a friend just purchased a new home or bought a new car, doesn’t mean that you should go and do the same immediately just to measure up. You may not be financially ready at that point to buy those things, but that does not mean that one day you will not become an owner as well. You would be surprised that when your time comes, you are so financially secure that you are able to purchase something that is even better (maybe with cash!) than what you would have bought (most likely with debt!) when your friend made their purchase.

It is reasonable and acceptable to admire the financial achievements of others and create personal goals to one day achieve those same things. If you have reflected on your life, and realize that right now you are not financially contented, just realize that in due time you will achieve your financial dreams and goals. Just take it one day at a time, and work diligently to acquire and retain your resources to make those goals a reality.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Rakkelle says:

    Is anyone ever financially content? Initially, when I read the first sentence of your post I thought, “Yeah, I am.” But then I continued reading and thought I could use some more zeros added to my bank account but I am grateful, so very grateful, for what I do have. We always want more but I am content with where I am right now and praying it stays that way.

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    1. jamaicancpa says:

      Hi Racquel, I’m happy to hear that you are grateful for what you have now! There is nothing wrong with wanting more, it’s just important to get it honestly and on your own time, and be at peace each step of the way!

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      1. Rakkelle says:

        💯 Agreed wholeheartedly!

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  2. Lestin Myrie says:

    That’s why I don’t worry about what other people have,nuff are in prison for fraud,and others will be joining them soon,good read

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    1. jamaicancpa says:

      Yes that is true, it doesn’t pay to be red eye.

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