As we are drawing near to the end of another year ask yourself this question, “Did I accomplish everything I set out to accomplish this year?” If you achieved your goals great job and congratulations! If on the other hand that was not you, here is how you can make sure next year has a different outcome than where you are right now.
Sometimes looking back at the goals you set earlier this year or in years past can seem depressing because you did not hit them (in fact you may have missed the goals you set by a mile). If that is you, you may be tempted to be discouraged about setting goals next year. However, do not let failure win the day. Consider these great success stories and the number of times they failed before achieving success.
- The company Rovio had 51 apps that did not sell very well until the creation of their 52nd app Angry Birds
- Abraham Lincoln was defeated on 8 different occasions running for public office before becoming our 16th President of the United States of America
- Thomas Edison went through over 10,000 prototypes before successfully inventing the light bulb
More than likely none of us have failed at anything over 10,000 times like Edison (even though it may feel like it). The moral of the story here is not to lose hope and not to give up. So how can we gain the courage to get back on the horse and give it another go?
The missing ingredient is accountability. Let’s face it. All of us have areas in our life where we are self-disciplined. Other times we have areas in our life we seem to always miss the mark and come up short. If that is you; especially in the area of personal finance, find someone to be your accountability partner. It can be a friend, co-worker, pastor, family member…you get the idea. The goal is to find someone that can hold you accountable to your goals so you can reach them.
And if you do not have anyone that you feel comfortable with holding you accountable, consider working with a financial coach. We offer a free 30 minute session to see if bringing on a coach is right for you.
“If it had just been us we would have not made very much progress because just between the two of us each one wants their own thing and compromise would have not been reached as quickly.” – Patti E. (click here to watch the video testimonial)
If you want to start the next year off creating financial goals to get on a plan that will allow you to pay off your debt and save for the future sign-up for your free 30 minute coaching session. It is time for you to be the one that achieves their goals and obtain the peace of mind that you have been looking for.