If your cup of water is empty, would you refill it by taking your empty cup to the faucet, or by bringing the faucet to your empty cup?
This is the secret to financial freedom. You can bring your savings up to cover your expenses, or you can bring your expenses down to fit your savings. All you need to do is bring them together. How hard you want to make it is up to you. Just remember which one is harder to move.
Interestingly, this also explains the way to happiness.