Learning how to cut my losses
I’m not talking about investments, although I guess this can apply to it.
I’m talking about the times like when you buy a really crappy drink and you had expected to be awesome for the price you paid, but it ends up being too sweet to stomach (not to mention bad for your health), and you think:
But I paid $3.76 for this!!!!
…and proceed to drink down to the last sugary, disgusting drop because that $3.76 is hanging over your head.
That was a situation that could have happened last week, but didn’t and I’m excited about the choices of time and money I finally learned how to make.
Going forward, I am no longer going to worry about the money I paid for a drink, an event I was excited to see but turns out to be a dud 15 minutes in, or a meal that is just appallingly bad.
I’ll get up and leave, throw that nasty drink in the garbage can and stop eating.
I am no longer worrying about it, because it’ll do 2 things:
- Give me back that potentially wasted time and/or save me from gut rot
- Teach me to be more discerning and pickier about where my money goes
Why waste 2 more hours of your life at something that sucks, just because you paid for it?
Go take a walk instead. Read a book.
Enjoy your 2 hours and forget about the wasted cash (unless you can ask for a refund :P)
Treasure your time and your life.