We’re bombarded with sales pitches and advertisements all day long. But there’s one very easy way to conquer any sales pitch with little effort or time. Corporate America has no power over someone who has “enough”. The power of that little word will help you overcome any attempt to part you from your money.
“That’s OK. I have enough already.”
Whether it’s clothes, food, gadgets, tools, or any other stuff someone might try to sell you, telling them you have enough already will stop them cold. You can’t sell to someone who is content and has “enough”. Telemarketers don’t have a scripted response for “I have enough already.” Salesmen haven’t perfected their pitch so much that they can sell to someone who’s happy with what they already have.
It may be important to add the fact that you’re already satisfied with what you have. Maybe a better response would be “Thanks. But I have enough _______ , and more _______ won’t make me any happier.” There will be some salespeople who will attempt to continue their sales pitch, but if you repeat that response a few times they’ll give up quickly.
You can use that statement in a variety of ways. Here are a few that come to my mind:
- I have a big enough house, and a bigger house won’t make me any happier.
- I have a good enough car, and a newer car won’t make me any happier.
- I have clothes that are warm enough and good enough, and more clothes or fancier clothes won’t make me any happier.
When we find satisfaction in what we have already, we break the power of consumerism in our lives. When we realize that what we have is enough, and more can’t make us any happier, we’ll learn to look to the true source of happiness. We’ll find that once we have Jesus we no longer need more of what the world has to offer. We’ll find our full joy, contentment, and purpose in following Him.
The power of enough has exciting implications for our personal finances. By learning to be content and knowing what our “enough” is, we can have much better control over our spending and habits. We’ll be able to handle our money much better and use it more wisely. Contentment is so powerful that I’m going to spend some time looking at how we can be more content in many areas of our lives – our homes, cars, clothes, food, and even our taxes and savings among other things. So be sure to sign up for free updates to Provident Planning if you’re interested in gaining more control over your finances and finding contentment in your life!