Do you know what drives you to do what you do? Do you know what makes you so determined to reach your goals? Your why is a lot more than an explanation. It is a driving force to success.
We got a lot of planning done over the last 6 months. We learned a lot more about ourselves and our patterns, financial and personal. We created a budget and learned ways to save and cut expenses.
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Now let’s talk about something else that is important… the why. Why does all this matter so much? Why do you want to get your finances and your life back on track?
Looking past the stress. There is a bigger reason behind why you want to get out of the hole that has been dug.
For me, I want a better future for my kids. I want stress free family vacations, where I am not worried about paying the bills when we get back. I want a place we can call home, you know plant some roots a forever home. Have an incredible emergency fund and retirement fund.
I want to help my kids with their college expenses, something I didn’t have. I want to pay for my daughter’s wedding without her having to decide between a nice venue and the dress of her dreams. I want to be able to help my son out too when he meets the person of his dreams as well.
Above all I want my family to feel secure. I want us all to know when the next storm hits we or more than ready, that we will not have to move and feel like we lost everything. I would say peace of mind when it comes to money but that is a bit too far.
Here is the truth guys no matter how much money you have, when money is involved it will always be paired with stress and the what-if questions. You could rebuild and lose it all again. However, you might just lose a little less.
Finding your why will help drive you, will help keep you focused, and will remind you there is a bigger picture then that budget that is sitting in front of you.
I used to sit down and think man I am a boring person because my whys are so basic, or okay that thought is silly my why’s are just stupid. Now, after this journey I realize there are no stupid whys there are no boring whys, there are no silly whys. As long as it drives you to keep an eye on the prize and not lose focus, your why is your own and just own it!
So, this month I challenge you to sit down and figure out your why.