General George S. Patton once said “Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” In the spirit of victory, I am extending a challenge to you and to myself. From here on out, I will have a monthly challenge as well as smaller, weekly challenges. Please feel free to post your results in the comments section. During the following week, I will make a post with everyone’s results.
Your first challenge is one I have already done but I’m going to take it one step further for myself. For you, I challenge you to find out EXACTLY how much debt you currently have. You do not have to post the amount, just post your reaction to the amount. Is it more than you expected? Maybe less? What are your feelings to the number you are seeing?
I’ve done the math already, it’s posted to the right of this page. For me, it was staggering initially. Now that I’ve broken it down a bit I feel like I can accomplish this. Where as a week ago, I was feeling very overwhelmed and ready to throw in the towel. Today, I feel like I’m able to peek my head out of this hole and look at what that debt free life looks like.
The Challenge for this week for me is to make arrangements with each of my creditors to pay them. I have already accomplished this with one of my cards and it’s given me hope that I can do so with the rest of them.
I will post a monthly challenge for April one week from today.
Have a great week.