12 – Run With The Big Dogs

There’s the old saying: If you can’t run with the big dogs, you’d better stay on the porch.

Take Action:

  • Enjoy your financial success!
  • Remain committed to financial health
  • Show your appreciation for the assistance you’ve received
  • Help make the world a better place for all of us


Who’s a Big Dog? A Big Dog is that person you wanted to be like when you first started your journey to Financial Success. Someone who seemed to have his or her act together, who had an enviable lifestyle, who didn’t seem to be living from paycheck to paycheck. Someone who was pursuing activities that were fulfilling. Someone you respected and admired.

You decided to get off the porch. There was only one obstacle to keep you from achieving financial success: you! So many people fail simply for a lack of resolve to make tough decisions and take action. Not you! Stay committed to the good habits you’ve developed. Be proud of your accomplishment and enjoy life as a Big Dog!

Financial success is not a destination. Financial success is a journey requiring constant commitment. Don’t fall to the back of the pack and get too winded to keep up. You don’t want to be slinking back to the porch.

Your character and hard work were huge factors in becoming successful, but few of us make it without some help along the way. Be gracious and generous with your success. Pay it forward as a way to show your appreciation for the gifts and assistance you received. Be that person someone else wants to emulate.

And be nice to the planet and all its occupants.