Most of us are deluded and think that buying a luxury car defines our success. There is a thin line between wanting and needing something, and just because you want something, it doesn’t mean that you need it. One trait which commonly defines successful people is the fact that they do not spend on things which they don’t need. They don’t have the social pressure to prove to others that they are rich and successful.
A successful entrepreneur friend of mine once told me how he would rather go on a Mazda than on a Lamborghini. When you take a closer look at his life, he is both successful and rich but does not care about what the society thinks about his social status. He is more focused on what makes him more money and what keeps him comfortable and happy.
Quite often we are forced by the society to buy something which is way beyond our budget. We end up succumbing to that pressure and buy a fancy car but end up having a severe financial crisis. Most of us don’t even need a car to reach our destinations and if you are confused whether to buy a car or not, continue reading to understand why you don’t need a car:
Cars are overrated:
Ok, so let’s say you are buying a fancy car. You will feel great after buying the car cause that’s the feeling you get whenever you buy any new product. So you are riding your car, and you absolutely love how your headlights brighten up in the dark. You feel the power and the excitement of driving a fancy car. But at the end of the day, that’s pretty much it, and the excitement slowly fades away.
Most people want to experience the feeling of riding a fancy car, but that feeling eventually dulls down, and you are stuck with a depreciating asset with which you cannot make any profit.
Cars happen to be a source of distraction:
If you want to be successful in life, you need to eliminate all the distractions in your life and cars happen to be one of them. The more possessions you possess, the more distracted you get. Instead of focusing on all these things, you can focus on what matters the most – your family, businesses and other relationships. None of us actually need a car. In today’s world, we have so many other options such as Uber and other public transportations with which we can reach our destinations.
At the end of the day, what really matters above all the riches and assets is family and relationships. Having a car might make you “cool”, but once you become mature enough to understand that your car does not define your financial status, you will start focusing on the important things in life.