A Reminder From Dave Ramsey: YOU Control 2018!

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Many of us have accumulate debt and made stupid financial decisions in our lifetimes. We go to college, buy cars, buy houses, swipe credit cards, and all sorts of other things that put us in the red. But the good news is that it does not always have to be this way.

I am so grateful for what Dave Ramsey has done over the past 25 years. Thanks to his faithful dedication to helping people get out of debt, nearly five million people have taken control of their finances, and many more are continuing to do so (including yours truly).

The resolution for 2018 in my house is to be debt free. We're well on our way to doing that, and will likely do so before autumn. We're taking control of 2018, it's in our hands! And that's a very reassuring thing, if you ask me.

In the above video, Dave talks about how it's up to us to control our lives. There is not some mystical outside force completely controlling everything we do, as if we have no control over what happens in our lives.

There's outside variables there's not saying that's not things that happen to us that we can't control. You could drive through a stoplight today, and some more someone could drive to the stoplight and hit you today; you've got no way of fixing that. You can't control that.

All you can control is how you react to all of the things that are going to happen this year. And you can control whether or not you're going to choose to be a force of nature in your own life, a sense of intentionality, a sense of yeah there's things out there that happen and there's things that I can't control but there's a whole bunch of things I maybe just need to take some first steps on getting some control in areas of my life.

This perspective is so freeing, because it can help one to realize that we are not victims of outside forces acting on us all the time; much of the time, we get ourselves stuck in our own situations. We have the ability to change things, but it requires the intentional mentality.

Let 2018 be the year that we realize this, and grab our own lives by the horns. I'm doing it, so can you!

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