One reason, I am convinced, we overspend and overbuy is because we expect too much from our purchases.
In a world of instant abs, one-day delivery, and get-rich-quick schemes, we often look for change outside ourselves.
We are told this product or that gadget will solve our problems. That our next purchase will be the solution we’ve been looking for all along.
Additionally, it is much easier to swipe a card, than it is to suffer through the hard work of changing ourselves.
As a result, we are quick to believe the lie that we can buy the change we desire.
If we fall into the trap of believing buying something new is going to magically transform us, we are mistaken.
Life change is more difficult than that. It most often begins on the inside, not at a store.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas Edison