You might remember that I love quotes and this morning I was in a church meeting and heard a quote that I wanted to share with y'all. It might not be a quote about money but I believe that there are true principles in it that can be related to many areas of our lives, including financially.
The quote said, "There is no growth in the comfort zone and there is no comfort in the growth zone."
The person who shared it with us didn't provide the author of it, so unfortunately I don't know who said it.
But let's think about it for a few minutes. We all want more, right? More financial freedom. More job security. More money in the bank. More happiness. More investment growth. And the list can continue indefinitely (especially if you an American :) ).
But how do we get more? Not by continuing to do what you've always done. We get more by growing and expanding our options, our skills, our knowledge, ourselves.
The first time you try to do or learn something, is hard. It generally sucks and often makes you want to quit. It isn't comfortable at first. But with persistence we can learn, we can develop, and we will improve.
Let's quickly look at this with relation to your job/career. The more you learn the more your trusted, the more your trusted the more responsibilities you're given, the more responsibilities your have ... the more money you are able to make.
While I think this principle can be applied to nearly all areas of personal finances I'm not going to make you read about all of my thoughts while I beat a dead horse about it. So I'll ask you to go think about how you can apply this principle in you own lives. Contemplate how this works with investing knowledge, saving money tactics, networking, etc. and feel free to leave your own examples in the comments section, we would love to read about the connections you see.
And lastly, I want to leave you with a commitment to complete. After thinking about how this can help you in your financial endeavors, will you find one thing that you can do this week that is out of your comfort zone but will help you to grow? Then actually do it?