The quote on this poster is from none other than Dave Ramsey. I think of this quote all the time. Why you ask? Because it is plastered all over the house I grew up in. I guess my dad really liked it because he made a bunch of little vinyl copies of the quote and put them wherever he would see them all the time. Maybe I miss seeing it and that is what drove me to make the printable?
The idea behind it is this: if you live like no one else now in the form of scrimping, saving, waiting, and not-doing then later you will have the ability to live like no one else in the form of no debt, really nice things, vacations, sweet cars, zero monetary stress or whatever it is that floats your boat.
I love the perspective that this little saying provides. Right now, we are doing things that are really hard to do. In the end, though, we will have the rewards we only dreamt about. Let's focus on the long term when things get hard and remember what our goals are worth to us.