How often do you look back at your life or old photos and think to yourself, “buying that top was such a memorable experience!” Hmmm…didn’t think so.
Instead, I’m sure you remember when you had your first date with your partner, that holiday you took with your family where you all had a lot of fun together, or when your child performed really well in a school play or sports carnival. You get the idea, really any memorable moment that will put a smile on your face every time you think about it.
It’s rare that we actually remember things that we’ve bought because we really like or must have it! Unless these items have some significant meaning, we tend to forget about them in 2, 5, 10 years time (or even a few weeks later!).
Do you tend to forget memories of experiences that you’ve had?
In my view, this is what life is all about. Creating memorable experiences that’ll give you the opportunity to live life to the fullest. So many people regret not experiencing more in life, not many people regret not buying things.
I think I’ve made my point. So, stop spending your money on things to just accumulate in your house and fill those empty holes. Instead start investing that money in creating a memorable experience with people that you love and care about instead (or on your own, whatever floats your boat).
Life is too short to be complacent and to keep putting off the things that you know you will enjoy. Experiences in many ways are priceless as they help shape who we are as a person and help us to grow. If you are afraid of heights but would love to fly in a hot air balloon, set yourself the challenge and face your fears. You will not regret it I’m sure!
Just think next time a new shiny object catches your eye, how could I instead use the money to experience something new? If you dream of going on that holiday, start making better choices and put that money aside.
What experiences in life are you saving for? What memories do you want to create?