Years ago I read the book by Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. One significant take away was the oft repeated unconscious response; “We can’t afford it.” That was my families mantra growing up and I held onto it for years and at times still catch myself repeating those four words.
One lesson we can learn from the Wise Men is when they saw the star they followed. The conversation wasn’t; “I don’t have the time or the money to follow the star.” In other words; “I can’t afford it.” There are tremendous costs of sacrifice in any journey that we take but the hope should be that neither time or money is the deciding factor when it comes to following the star. The real response is; “I can’t afford not to follow the star.”