Don’t get too comfortable.
Comfort causes stagnation. Comfort causes laziness.
Too many men sit and watch their years waste away while they languish in their comfort zone.
Maybe you’ve secured a decent position at your job and you no longer worry about the bills quite as much as you used to. You might even be able to save fifty or a hundred bucks every month now instead of borrowing to make ends meet.
If you were struggling before, then this is a great step up. Your stress level may have gone down; credit card debt decreased.
Things feel so much better than they used to when it was a struggle.
Be aware though that despite the comfort, this is a dangerous time for you.
While it’s too easy to settle and be content with your situation. Instead of resting on your laurels, this should spark an invigorating fire within.
So you’ve proven that you can do better. Your financial situation has gone from negative to slightly above break-even.
There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging that you’ve made great progress. After all, it isn’t an easy task to make improvements financially, especially when you are young and just trying to get by. But don’t just stop at getting by.
Breaking even should not be the end goal.
If you don’t settle for comfort, this improvement can be a foundational step for you to climb even higher.
Now is the time to reinvest in yourself. Take some of that extra money and buy an online course for self-improvement. Or buy a book to facilitate career growth.
Your current situation will dictate how to reinvest in yourself. If there’s nothing more to learn about your current job or you don’t have further interest in your work, then learn about the job you WANT to have.
Be specific about your goals.
Do you want to stay in your current field? Become a manager? Do you want to move into a new field or industry?
Once you’ve determined your objectives, it’s time to set yourself up for success.
The key is online courses or books. There is a wealth of knowledge available at your fingertips for only a few dollars.
Work to build valuable connections, too. If you want to move up in your chosen industry, then befriend and learn from your supervisors. Join online groups to learn. Watch YouTube videos.
In this age, there is an endless fountain of knowledge available. You just have to be willing to drink.
Enjoy your success but make sure to keep reaching.