I collect sayings like some people collect rocks and family photos. Whenever I’m rummaging through a drawer, I always stumble across one that speaks to me for whatever situations I might be facing. It’s uncanny.
“If you don’t want to, you don’t have to.
If you do want to, you don’t have to.
But you could, because you can.
And if you can and you want to, you probably will.”
Problem solved. I’ve been wanting to do it and I have the ability to do it, so I did it. It was the right move because while I was preparing to invest the funds in certificates of deposit with returns in the low 3 percent range, the nice young lady at the bank told me about a new checking account for pays 4.25 percent!
When you think about it this little gem will work for most situations, assuming the decision is moral and lega!
If you haven’t been reading the mail from your bank, call immediately to see what kind of interest bearing accounts they offer. At my bank it’s called “Reward Checking.”
And remember, there are no coincidences in life. (I’m rereading a book titled “When God Winks at You”) In it the author maintains that messages are sent our way and if we ignore them, we will be handed a lesson. If we ignore the lesson, we will be hit with a problem. If we procrastinate in solving the problem, we will be slammed with a full-blown crisis.
Hmmm. Sounds kind of like what happened to Congress, doesn’t it.