Let's face it. Trying to get out of poverty when you have small children is really difficult. Some days you feel like giving up. You wonder if the struggle is worth it. Getting out of poverty takes a great deal of focus. Small children are a major distraction to getting wealthy. The moment you sit down at the computer, they fly into a inconsolable temper tantrum. Then you forget what the hell you were about to do, but you know it was an important part of your major breakthrough.
However, our children are also our greatest motivation. Although I was motivated to become financially free before I became a parent, having a child lit a fire under my butt to try harder to escape poverty. Every time I think about giving up on my goals of becoming wealthy, I just think about how different my daughter's life will be if I decide to give up right now. Will I be able to afford to feed her organic foods or give her the opportunity to explore her creative side? Will she be able to get a quality education or go on vacations? If I'm living in poverty, then probably not. As parents, we OWE it to our children to do our best to provide the best possible life for them. It's not about us anymore, it's about our children's future.
By keeping our children in poverty, we are also robbing them of their individual potentials. We don't know what they are capable of -their talents- and by keeping them in poverty, they may never have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world. How many lives are we affecting by staying in poverty? Thousands or even millions?
No matter how difficult the task ahead, I am dedicated to escaping poverty. Not just for myself, but for my family. All we can do is our best. Don't feel bad about if you feel like giving up.. because it IS hard and you're not alone. But it is worth it.