Working 40 hours a week, saving around 90% of my income now for about 5 months. Ive gotten around 14K saved now… with that said, things dont feel like their happening as fast as i’de like them to happen.
I was reading old posts from this site, and I came across a thread that was up about a year ago. Fdjake said something that really struck a chord with me.
Successful people surround themselves with successful people. I dont think im doing that, why not you ask? I dont know of any… and it sorta sucks. I still live in this rinky dink’ town in midwest Indiana, were people are content with modest living standards. I want MORE than that… I wanna be making alot of money, bottom line.
Im not a hater of the weed lifestyle (I like it actually), but Everybody I surround myself with focuses more on how they are going to buy their next sack… making money is the furthest thing from their mind. Its sorta a downer. I feel like im wasting time, and not accomplishing what I want to do, despite myself working and saving alot. I know, without a doubt, 5 years from now, I am the only one out of my friends that will be making more than 30,000 a year. Thats sad… what kind of things am I going to be doing with a bunch of poor friends? New friends needed, or just a symptom of where I live?
I feel like…EVERYBODY who is successful that comes from this area, ends up MOVING AWAY.
Idk… just a long rant I guess… just wanted some input on what you guys think. Am I being to hard on myself? Am I being to impatient? Im 20 and have saved 15K, but to me, it doesnt feel like anything is happening. I mean… dang, what are my options? Reselling around this area SUCKS (so many foreclosures,v very hard to sell houses), I could buy and rent and be a slum lord, but in my head… I question whether that will lead to the ultimate goal of happyness. I wanna be a fatcat, not a little kitten. Im getting impatient with this weekly savings, I WANNA MAKE MONEY. Maybe I should just move to a different area and surround myself with more successful people, that way I can get rid of this negetive attitude. I wanna be like Rookie or Allagash in stock trading, or Fdjake with Real Estate… BAD!
I know patience, in the end, with good saving and investing will create wealth, but WHO CARES if your rich when your 50!!! I wanna enjoy money when im young, and have MONEY when im 25 DAMMIT!!! ITS TIME!