Okay, so it is that time again, when I update how my progress is going on my “Grand Savings Plan!”
Okay, so let’s see how I did . . .
For review, here is how things looked from last payday . . .
And this is how things look like, after the dust settled on this payday’s budget . . .
That’s right things jumped up to 6.7% of my savings target. That means I put away 1.1% of my total Savings Target this payday.
Now, I can either look at that as a depressing number and tell myself “This is taking too long, I will never get this done!”
Or, I can look at this as progress, small progress, but progress nonetheless. I choose to look at this in the latter sense, because I refuse to accept the status quo.
The other win was the fact that I was able to save on fuel, both in generator fuel and in truck fuel.
That means that despite fuel prices being high, I was able to come in $7.00 under mu fuel budget. (That means $7.00 more dollars in my pocket, thanks.)
It is by looking for all of these little wins that I am able to stay motivated and keep going.
What is also working for me is that I have done this type of thing before. Success breeds success. Wins breed wins (at least in a personal sense).
So, look for the little wins in your life, recognize that and then go for another slightly larger win.
Each time you do, each time you succeed, your self-confidence will increase. Trust me, I know.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!