If you have debt, you are a slave.
I didn’t say it; God did. “The borrower is slave to the lender,” it says in the book of Proverbs.
As long as you are a slave, you can never be free. If you are not free, you will not reach your full potential as a human being. You will never live the life of your dreams.
“But all I have is twenty dollars on a credit card.”
You’re a slave. Pay it off now, then cut up the credit card and obtain a check card from your bank instead.
“Surely you don’t count a mortgage.”
Surely I do! If you owe one penny on the mortgage on your house, it’s not your “own.” It belongs to the institution that lent you the money to buy it. Miss a couple of payments, and you get kicked out.
Not having control over where you live. Hmm, sounds like slavery to me.
“But I really wanted to be a doctor! You can’t go through med school without student loans.”
Student loans might be the worst kind of debt slavery, because even if you declare bankruptcy, the government will not erase, or even reduce, the loans.
If you want true freedom, you need to get out of debt. No excuses. Excuses lead to mediocrity.
Get your financial situation in order so that you can get out of debt. Take it from my husband and I, who owe not a cent to anybody: life is a lot less stressful and a lot more freeing without it.
To your success!