Started from the bottom now we’re here….and a bit of FIRE blues

There are so many cool things on the internet. One of my latest additions to the backlog of saved links is;

networthshare.com

I fell over it by accident, after reading a fellow bloggers post, and it turns out to be an amazing site where you can log, update and share your net worth with everyone else.

For a guy like me, that thinks we do way too little in relation to talk and educate about economics and personal finance this is simply amazing. Basically you just register, provide a bit of background information and then you are ready to update your net worth.

So far I have updated mine for January and February this year, which you can see below, but looking at some of the other peoples that have been updating over along time you really get a sense of the value of this tool.

The overview of your net worth is complete with both visuals and tables tracking progress from period to period.

So far I have just used a simple excel sheet for tracking and updating my networth, but going forward I will definitely just use this tool.

However, I also have to admit, that upon doing my second update for February I got struck by a bit of FIRE 🔥 BLUES.

Admittedly, I am very well aware of the concept of exponential growth, compound interest rates, re-investment of proceeds etc etc. BUT it just struck me, that as true as all that is, it is equally true that it is indeed very hard to “see” or “feel” exponential growth when you are in it.

It is best viewed from a distance!

Despite how minuscule progress look 👀 when you zoom in on the scale from month to month, always just keep an eye 👁 on the ultimate goal. The utopia of financial independence which is slowly creeping closer and closer. Stop 🛑 focusing on it in your day to day life. Make habits out of it. Make it an integral part of your life, and the progress will come and the goal will come closer and closer.

And when you wanna just let go and give up, just remember the lyrics that just popped up in my head upon feeling the Blues 🪕.

Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team fuckin’ here
Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now my whole team here, nigga
Started from the bottom, now we’re here
Started from the bottom, now the whole team fuckin’ here

Happy saving

Minimal5

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