If only I had…
…a more professional wardrobe, I would be taken more seriously at work.
…new workout clothes, I would go to the gym.
…a faster computer, I could get started with that new project.
…this storage unit, I would never lose things.
…an expensive new haircut, I would feel more confident.
…an exotic vacation, I would feel relaxed.
This list could go on and on with things that we think we could buy to improve our lives. Some of these things might accomplish their intended goal, but most likely, you could’ve accomplished the goal without spending the money. New gym clothes might motivate you to go to the gym, but you very well could’ve gone to the gym without them.
Spending money on things is only a superficial solution. If you really want to make changes in your life, look to the root of the problem, and start there. Most likely, you won’t have to swipe your credit card to solve the problem.