I just got a hot tub in my back yard. Of course, there’s a life lesson of profound importance in this. Here goes:
For years, I would say to friends, “All I want is world peace and a hot tub. No, really.” A few months ago I said just that to a friend, and she looked at me and said, “Then why don’t you just get a hot tub?” I paused, did the puppy head tilt. “Hmmm,” I thunk. “D,” she asserted, “I think you can, like, afford a hot tub now.” Eyebrow raised. “I guess…I guess I could actually…BUY A HOT TUB! You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna BUY A HOT TUB!” So easy.
Why did I think twice? Because I’d been hanging out in dream ‘n’ budget mode for so long that I hadn’t shifted gears to “just-make-it happen-and-let-it-be-easy mode.” My girlfriend is an incredible coach, so, of course we, like, way analyzed my poverty mentality and delayed gratification thought forms. And then burned them right there.