Feb 2nd, 2015 – Good Money Saving Habits: First Key To Achieving Financial Success In 2015 By Eagle Adekoya
It was just like yesterday when we all shouted Happy New Year and right this moment we are already in the second month and before you and I know it, we will be gathering in church again for another cross-over night God willing. Amen.
This article is simply about an additional goal I will like you to pen down together with your expected achievements by the year end and a reminder that you should not forget so soon about those original goals you have listed to achieve.
Pick that Diary or Note pad where you wrote your goals and go over them again, that way your memory will be refreshed and a new surge to achieve them will arise. You must be better than last year (2014). As for those who are yet to write down their goals, please take a moment to pen them down at least just five important things you would like to achieve by year end. I assure you it would do you great benefit.
I will like to start with one of my favourite quotes; it says “The path to success is to take massive determined action”. ANTHONY ROBINS.
The goal I will like you to add to your list for this year is setting a target amount you will like to have as your end of the year bank account balance. I will like you to write it down as a target for yourself that by 31st of December 2015 am going to have for example 100,000Naira in my bank account come what may.
It will do you a lot of good. Remember your target must be realistic. Let me equally give you a heads up it really not that easy but you must follow Anthony Robins quote. If necessary write and paste the quote somewhere you can see and read it every morning before stepping out of your home. It really will work for you in every aspect of your life; be it business or your chosen career/profession.
One of the keys to financial freedom is to cultivate a saving habit ask any rich/wealthy. It takes discipline I must confess. You need to learn to delay gratification through self denial. Inculcating these habits will make you financially free very soon. You are allowed to start and fail but don’t get discouraged so easily, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. Remember a baby learning to walk, he/she falls and rise until he/she is able to walk at last.
So be prepared for the journey ahead. In case you set a target of ₦100,000 for your end of the year balance and you were able to come up with say ₦50,000 or ₦80,000 you have improved and not the same like you started the year. Really, the main aim is to train your mind into learning the habit of saving the amount is not the priority here. Once you have started you will continue to grow. Remember it is a journey.
Try your best to work with a monthly budget. Achieving success is a deliberate effort. You must be working on/at something before you can achieve /yield a result. To me, I find it commendable to start something and fail at it rather than doing nothing at all. It would be in record that you tried.
I really will like to receive your messages by year end on how you have been able to improve on yourself.
NOTE: Challenges awaits but your resilience and determination should keep you going.
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