I can distill this into 3 sentences.
- I saw my parent’s success.
- I wondered why I saw so little success while married.
- I started looking for ways to find success once I was on my own again.
That is the skeleton but I suppose I should add a bit of flesh to the bones. My parents started their first business shortly after I started school and still run a different business despite being officially “retired early” about 15 years ago. They have worked hard but the results of their hard work has enabled them to help their family in various ways. My life changed when I got married. It was never easy for a variety of reasons. I kept on wondering why things were going wrong and why things never seemed to be getting any better. Somehow good things always seemed to elude me and life was never as good as I would have preferred it to be. In fact it was as if I had to be punished for some reason. That punishment came to an end eventually. After that I started to look for new ways to become successful.
I learnt the consequences of borrowing too much. I learnt the consequences of the main breadwinner losing their job. I learnt the consequences of spending everything that came in and not organising a spending plan to control and monitor what came so that it was used wisely.