Thanksgiving season is upon us, and for most people, that means seeing family, a big meal, and the food coma that follows. It also traditionally signals the impeding arrival of Christmas (although retailers make it seem earlier and earlier).
This usually means Thanksgiving triggers heavy spending, as we start buying gifts, sending out Christmas cards, etc. Why then, do I believe Thanksgiving holds the Secret to Financial Success??
I’ve been in the Financial Services industry for over 10 years, and have met with thousands of clients. One thing I have noticed is the financially successful usually don’t look like someone you would think is financially successful. What I mean by this is they don’t wear the fanciest clothes or drive the most expensive cars. For all intents and purposes, they are unassuming and would easily disappear into a crowd.
What’s my point in all of this? Financially successful people are content with what they have! One of the obvious (but not often followed) rules to achieve financial success is to spend less than you earn. It’s hard to do this if you aren’t content with what you have!
Financially successful people are content with what they have!
Thanksgiving is a season that reminds us to be thankful for what we have. It is a great time to reflect on the things we have not the things we don’t have. The rest of the year, many of us are focused on what we don’t have and therefore always itching for more. Comparison kills contentment! I hope we can all carry the attitude of thanksgiving and contentment throughout the year. Not only will this help us lead happier lives, it’ll help us on the road to financial success! Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!