Do you have a financial goal in mind that you’d like to achieve? Is it to have a set amount in the bank? To save for a particular purpose? Where or when did the goal start? Do you need to raise your goal so you’re not just surviving? Or do you need to lower it, so you can finally breathe?
If you’ve got a goal, to start with, a huge ‘Well Done!’ Many of us coast through life, just hoping things will work out with a bit of a wish and a prayer! And sometime they do. But maybe they could be even more amazing with a bit of planning.
Is your goal just for you individually? Does it include your family? Is giving back something you’d like to be actively involved in? Or is pursuing your dreams top of your priority list? Or is it a mix of the above?
You’ve probably noticed, that the mind says yes to what you decide to tell it. Why not start by being incredibly clear on how much you want and set a time frame for when you’d like to achieve it.
i.e. I want to be part of the Hands Across Water bike ride in Thailand in 2018 and fund raise $10,000. I want to have cleared my $5,000 debt and cut up my credit card by the end of next financial year. I want to reduce the principal owing on my mortgage by $10,000 within 18 months.
The key ingredient here is to figure out the ‘why.’ The ‘how’ will follow… You’ll figure it out. The why is what will drive you!
Hot tip: Make sure your financial goals at some stage, involve giving back to others. It’s a great attractor!
I heard a quote recently at a Business Chicks event that resonated, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore