The first thing we did was visit the Chick-fil-A home office. One of our favorite things was the car collection. There are a number of cool cars, but none topped… (wait for it)…. The Batmobile! They actually have The Batmobile from the 2nd Batman movie with Michael Keaton. Next we went to see Truett’s farm and his two HUGE barns. I use the word “barns” loosely, because these were not normal “barns.” They have concrete floors, great lighting, they’re super clean, and they are filled with more than 50 cars. Totally cool!
While we walked, Truett talked about something very insightful that I will never forget. He spoke about how people waste so much money getting the things that they want. They get loans and they create risk for themselves and their families rather than the slower and safer route of saving and investing to reach their dreams. At the time Truett was 83 years old and mentioned that he was 70 before he started his car collection. His point was that if we waited and did things right, we could have many of the things we dreamed about.Is there anything that you’re pursuing right now that you should wait until later to have? Do the math. What could it cost you to be in such a hurry? And what could it save you if you waited?
Right now I am waiting for my dream car to arrive. My 1969 Ford Mustang GT 500 is almost finished and it will be arriving any day. I am excited about being able to drive it. I am also excited that I waited until the right time.