"It is especially hard to work for money you've already spent for something you didn't need."
I don't know how that relates to business, but it relates to me quite a bit. I feel like this every day. It can really be demotivating to work to pay for things we already have. Every hour I work, every dollar in our paychecks, has already been spent. Sure, we're building our net worth, if you count moving from a negative net worth to zero "building". I know we dug this hole we're in, but I just want out.
It's kind of paralyzing to be in this position. We can't make any big life changes until we fix this mess. Can't move, can't buy anything of substance, can't travel. I've been thinking of making some changes that could shake up our income, and I'm not sure I'll be able to. It will be really nice to work only one job, but we're just attacking this debt so we can be free again.
As awful as this feels now, it used to be worse. When we were at rock bottom, we had no plan for the future and kept making poor financial decisions. At least now we're on the right path. We even have plans for our money once we're out of this debt. I just can't wait to get to the point where we're building wealth instead of paying for our mistakes.