Do you ever fool yourself?
People do it all the time when they start a diet or when they set a short term goal that may not be realistic.
You’ve likely heard the saying, “We overestimate what we can do in one year and underestimate what we can do in ten.” This is a flaw in regular human thinking. It makes people avoid long-term goals or put things off.
What if you turned it completely around? What if you decided to look at your life in terms of really long-term goals? First, people around you might begin to look at you as crazy. No, seriously, try it. You’ll find that some people you thought were completely smart and sound will begin to tell you that YOU are crazy.
But that’s okay. Just keep it coming.
Set personal savings goals.
Involve your family.
Read magazines like Money Magazine and Kiplinger.
Hang out with people who find ways to save money. You can find them.
Follow people who save and invest regularly so that you begin to think like them.
It is a winning formula that has worked for many. It can work for you.
Develop your plan with your family.
Do it for your kids.
Do it for your spouse.
Do it for yourself.
Do it for the future – but focus on long-term.
You can do it.
YOU CAN CHOOSE
You can choose to take specific and steady actions to change your life, change the lives of your children and change the future of your family tree. Yes, you have the power yourself.
All the corporations, the private equity companies, crooked politicians and rich people can’t stop you if you really have a systematic plan that starts with regular savings and steady investment along with your regular bills.
If you are willing to take the time with your family to make a plan for reducing and then eliminating debt over time, you can gain more control over your finances and you can teach your children how to become wealthy over time.
If you are willing to make people work for the money you spend with them, you can build savings and then wealth.
These things are within your reach. You just have to start and you have to be encouraged.
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Thank you for reading our blog and good luck!