STRETCH YOURSELF-TEST YOUR ELASTICITY
An elastic band once stretched, never goes back to its original size!
Be like the elastic band. In the previous chapter, we have seen the need to get out of our comfort zone-
that is simply to start doing different things or doing things differently.
Example: One of the signs that you are in a comfort zone isnot having an emergency fund because you think you are
guaranteed your monthly pay check.
A practical tip would be to have a particular amount checked off from your pay slip into a savings account, for which hopefully,
you don’t have an ATM card, or you need to really be disciplined not to touch the monies there.
As the great book, the Bible says, all of us are richly blessed with talents and gifts. We all have a wealth of talents, ideas, passions, hobbies and interests from which we may earn a living, while enriching someone else’s life through them.
So while you are still employed, don’t you think it would be a great idea to set out and start developing them? Even if all they
do is generate “small” monies that you may not live on, I believe that those monies could go into something else and thereby
stop straining your payslip to cater for everything. Remember the swahili proverb “Haba na haba hujaza kibaba” – (Little
drops fill the tank)
My deepest concern is, if you can’t start working on those talents, ideas, passions when you have a salary as a fall back plan, what on earth makes you think you will have the energy and will power to develop them when you don’t even have money to actualize them?
Money facilitates everything.