Thursday 1 September 2016

Focus and Anticipation

It is true that I am a goal-oriented person, at least at this point in my life. I will also say that it works, setting a goal and working towards it actually does improve your life.

Sitting there with a positive mindset and wishing for things to be better won’t help a thing. Chanting mantras (alone) won’t do anything to better your situation.

Neither will sacrificing a chicken to the gods of the universe . . . then again I have never tested this theory so in the interest of honesty and transparency it may in fact work, but I don’t recommend it.

It is easy to set a goal, we all know that and have done it. We can sit there and say “I want to be rich!” The next step is to actually come up with a plan on how to do that.

Let’s say you devise such a plan, now what? Now you . . . wait for it . . . actually work that plan. (Go figure.)

Yet, we have all found, myself included, that frustration sets in and we can lose momentum and eventually give up on the pursuit of our lofty goals.

The trouble is that we lost motivation from our lack of focus and anticipation. You need to keep focussed on that end goal and stay hungry for it, anticipate it, so much so that you can almost taste it.

That is what I forgot; I got lost in the frustration and lost sight of the end goal “Total Debt Freedom.” I didn’t see myself standing there with no debts and a 83% of my paycheque back under my control.

To prevent this from happening again, I am going to put up a countdown board on my wall so I can keep an eye on how long (how short rather) I have to go until my goal is achieved.

This way it gives me something to change and something to look up to and see what I am doing this all for. This should help keep me focussed and on track.

It is my hope that this will help keep my attitude positive and therefore keep me motivated and perhaps help the time pass quicker.

After all it is almost hard to believe that the three year mark of this Urban Nomad Journey is coming up (December 5th). So what are a few months (17 months) before I take my paycheque back!

As always, keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!

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