So, with me focussed on “refunding” my savings to their minimum acceptable levels, I have set a few of my basic milestone goals.
This is yet another little game that I play to keep my focussed and motivated and moving forward.
If you just look at the overall goal, you will be discouraged at the meagre progress that you have made and are making and will give up.
Or you will go slower as you feel that nothing makes any difference.
So, I set smaller goals, goals that are along the path to the overall goal.
The grand goal that I am working towards, I call my Crossroads Goal (as when you get there, your life is at a crossroads as you figure out where to go from there.
The smaller goals along the way, the ones that measure my progress to my Crossroads Goal I call them Milestone Goals (as they measure my progress).
So, the next few Milestone goals are as follows:
1. 12.5% : Mid-Term Account Fully Funded
2. 15% : Long-Term Back to, Minimum Acceptable Level
3. 17.5% : Savings Back to Where I was before Investing Project
4. 20% : Next “zero” marker (as in multiples of ten)
Again, I find it is these small little mind games that keep me motivated in the here and now and working in the here and now towards that lofty goal that is years away from being achieved.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!