Recently I set a goal to pay off the remaining $3,670.66 of my car loan. I wasn’t really sure if I’d be able to pay it down to zero within the time-frame I set for myself. I rolled some numbers around in my head and figured that if I was able to entirely eliminate any discretionary spending for the next six weeks, I might be able to do it.
Today, six weeks later, I’m proud to say that I was able to pay off my car by the deadline I set for myself. There were times when I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it … when I slipped with my budget and spent money I shouldn’t have. But I stuck with it and kept my commitment to doing what it took to reach the end.
I had to “sacrifice.”
I had to sell some of my stuff to make up for money I shouldn’t have spent. I did whatever it took to make this happen. Now that I’m free from my car debt I’m looking forward to my next debt; my student loans.
Okay … so I’m not really looking forward to paying them off but I know once they’re paid, I’ll feel a huge sense of freedom. That freedom is something to look forward to. And instead of feeling overwhelmed by the huge amount of money I owe, I’m feeling fired up!