Do you have something to fall back on?
It’s the dollars in the savings account that allow you to make the right career decisions.
It’s the scheduled posts ahead of time that allow you to miss a day or two of writing and still keep your promises to the audience.
It’s the space between your car and the car ahead of you so that in case of a sudden stop, you avoid a collision.
A buffer is what keeps your mind at ease.
Creating a buffer comes with a price. It takes time, money, and work. It’s tempting to postpone it in favor of instant gratification.
But having a buffer buys you something more valuable.
The tranquility of mind. The ability to choose. The feeling that your life belongs to you.
People who have a buffer are in control of their lives.