Olympic athletes finish races within seconds or milliseconds of each other, but they would be minutes or hours ahead of me. To win an Olympic event, it’s not enough to be “pretty” fast. Victory is in the margins. To win you have to perform at least as well as the other Olympic athletes and then do that extra little bit that pushes you to the top.
If you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle, live within your means, save money, etc., don’t settle for less than an Olympic performance. It’s not enough to be frugal or financially disciplined MOST of the time. If you’re frugal 6 days a week and then splurge on the 7th (to congratulate yourself for your frugality!) then you haven’t been frugal. Frugality, like other character traits, is a matter of consistency. You can pat yourself on the back only after have learned to be consistent.
5 comments May 6th, 2006