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Psychological goals are important too?

October 21st, 2008 at 07:17 pm

$10,000. It's just a number. $9,999 is only $1 less. Right? Or is it more? Is it going from a 5 digit number to a 4 digit number that big of deal? Does it really make sense that it FEELS like such a big deal? Maybe it just signals an end to a long road or a phase?

Does it even make sense? Should I even make a post about such a silly little thing? Is it embarrassing to feel I have to share this and can't keep it in? Does it really matter?

In any case, my total debt is below $10,000 (9,337 to be exact, but who's counting). What makes this number so important to me is that it's an ending of a negative phase and the beginning of a much more positive phase. It's not so much the financial aspects either. It's more of the communication with my wife, realigning our goals, coming together as a team, and really respecting each other's opinion.

Oh yea:

I wanna rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)
I want to rock (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)

Turn it down you say,
Well all I got to say to you is time again I say, "No!"
No! No, No, No, No, No!
Tell me not to play
Well, all I got to say to you when you tell me not to play,
I say, "No!"
No! No, No, No, No, No!
So, if you ask me why I like the way I play it
There's only one thing I can say to you

I wanna rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)
I want to rock (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)

10 Responses to “Psychological goals are important too?”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    I think that's awesome!

    & I'd be impressed how you are so much closer to 9k than 10k!

    Congrats!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Well, as human beings, I do believe psychology matters. So, yeah, congrats!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Congrats from me too!!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Are you kidding? I was ecstatic when my CC debt went below $50K. When it goes to 4 digits I might just throw a party!

    Congratulations!!

  5. Caoineag Says:

    I would actually argue that psychological goals are even more important because without them, you won't stay motivated.

  6. Analise Says:

    Wow! I just saw your side bar and am impressed with your progress toward debt reduction and 401(k) savings. Congratulations!

  7. merch Says:

    Thanks everyone. It does feel great at the same time seeming a little silly.

  8. scfr Says:

    It's okay ... We all get a bit silly about such things here. Yeah Merch! Way to go!

  9. momcents Says:


    That is totally awesome! Yay!

  10. baselle Says:

    Well if it works going up (odometer reading and years - 2000, not 1999), it should work going down. congrats!

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