Find Your Mantra
According to Wikipedia, a mantra is as follows:
"A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of "creating transformation" (cf. spiritual transformation). Their use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra."
When I first found dividend growth investing and frugal living in early 2010 I had found my mantra. I had found a way to freedom from being a consumer caught up in an endless cycle of earning to buy and saving to spend. The consumerist cycle that holds people down into a never ending rat race is very hard to escape from. I encourage everyone to find their own mantra, whatever that may be.
Obviously dividend growth investing is not a get a get-rich-quick scheme. It is a method to slowly build wealth through an ever growing passive income stream. The end goal for most investors that follow this strategy is for passive income to meet 100% of all expenses or exceed them. My goal is to achieve that mark on or before my 40th birthday.