Seven years ago, watching our rent increase and the interest rates drop, the husband and I invested in our first home. As fairly cautious people we moved further from the city then we wanted to just to save a few bucks. Honestly, it was probably the best financial decision we ever made.
Now we are contemplating selling our home. It’s nerve wracking. Do we put our house on the market? Seriously start to look for a new place? I’m torn between the feelings of contentment with where we are and the desire to move where I really want to be. I love my house. We’ve made great memories here. But it’s just not in a location we want to be for the rest of our lives.
I’m scared. It’s plain and simple. It’s easier to stay stagnant instead of working for what you really want. I think about the shear amount of time it will take for me to get this house ready to sell. I’m consumed by thoughts of finding a new place. Will everything workout? What if I find the house of our dreams but ours won’t sell? What if our house sells but we have no place to go? There are just so many things that can go wrong.
There are also many things that can go right. :)
I guess it’s all in the way you look at it… Right?
While searching for this weekend’s quote, consumed with all these thoughts one particularly jumped off the screen, smacking me in the face. I’m serious. I nearly fell over. :)
Don’t waste time calculating your chances of success and failure. Just fix your aim and begin.
It makes perfect sense! I know what I want. I know where I want to be. I just have to take the steps and do the work to get me there. That was just the little push I needed.
My decision to move isn’t that different then my decision to lose weight, is it? We talk a lot about wanting to lose weight. We complain about it, about our bodies. We read all the latest fad diets in hopes of some quick fix that in or hearts we know doesn’t really exist. But what we don’t do is just begin. Just set the goal and do the work day in and day out to get there without "talking" ourselves out of it by "calculating the chances of our own success".
In other words… Just DO IT! :)