There are a couple of reasons why it is important to envision your success.
What I mean is that you need to spend a bit of time each day to see yourself succeeding in whatever it is that you are working towards succeeding at.
The way that I do it is to have my dream board, and on it put the goals that I am working towards.
This shows me every day what I am working towards. The progress charts shows me how far that I have already come, so as to remind me that I am making progress towards my goal.
The other way that I envision my success is through my cascade budgets. I have a special spreadsheet with a number of tabs, each tab is one payperiod of a given calendar year.
I set out the budget for each payday for that year in advance. I don’t do that because I am just that board or that “anal retentive.”
I do that so that I can see, well in advance what my budgets, and more specifically my bank accounts could look like if I continue doing what it is that I am doing.
Yet there is also a deeper thing going on, by seeing what is to come, (my goals being accomplished) I get to get myself used to that outcome.
If I see that something is as good as accomplished then I will work towards making it happen, rather than sabotage my own success (subconsciously).
I have experienced it before and I have said it before. There is a certain level of wealth and comfort that we are used to, any more or less than that is outside of our comfort level.
This is partially why people (myself included) who gain a large windfall of money, blow it within a short period of time.
It is unnatural for them to have that much cash so they try to get rid of it. Also, they, and most people are not used to having and dealing with that much cash, so we screw up.
I am constantly retraining myself to become used to the savings that I am building up in the bank.
Just like I am holding on to the dream of having that land and that house, the one that I will have once this journey is over.
I also know that moving on to that land and moving into that house will be another adjustment for me. That is a problem and a challenge that I will deal with when I get there.
For now, my focus is on building up the savings necessary to move on to that next phase of my life: The Homesteading Phase.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!