Updated: Aug 20, 2020
Have you ever thought about what your finances actually look like?
One way I like to look at finances is by imagining that your finances are rocks. Bear with me because this is going to make sense!
There are three ways to use the rock idea to look at your finances:
A giant boulder that you keep pushing around. Think of Sisyphus and the myth…he was doomed to push a boulder up the hill and never make it to the top. If your finances feel like this, it is probably time for a change.
The second image for finances is the rock sculptures you may see in some parks. These are the ones where someone has magically placed rocks on top of each other. This is a delicate balancing act and creates beautiful art. If you take a rock out of the middle though, the entire thing comes crashing down. So while you may think your finances are pretty and organized, one traumatic event will have everything in shambles again.
The final way to look at your rocks, or finances is a circle. Everything is connected, but you can move them around and not create a mess. Things are easily removed and replaced. The circle may shrink or grow, but the stability stays the same.
Understanding how your money interacts together is an important step in realizing your financial goals. Once you have a balance that is not likely to fall apart you will not only feel better but you will be much better off.
Think about your finances. Make a choice. What are you saving for?