How are you at making plans? Does it intimidate you? Do you see it through to the end? If there’s a job you want to apply for—go for it! That promotion you’ve been eyeing…throw your hat in the ring. That home you want—buy it! Sometimes, we as women put undue pressure on ourselves and put our aspirations on hold until everything is perfect. Guess what—nothing is perfect, it never will be. So the perfect time is right now! Stop procrastinating.
Focus on the goal and move forward. You can do it, just put one foot in front of the other and take one step closer to your dream job, dream home, and dream car. Now remove dream from each aforementioned object. To realize an aspiration, you must see it as tangible. For something to be real you have to believe it’s real. Calling something a dream makes it somehow seem unreachable or imaginative. Your wants are real and you’re capable of bringing them to fruition.
Devise a plan. You can use something as simple as a calendar, small notebook, or even a sheet of lined notebook paper. Create a place to track your project. Document your failures and progress because they all count as a step. A failure is just a misstep, it’s not the end. When you hit a snag, think about it logically so you don’t repeat the same mistake, then move forward.
Check out the example below. I created this simple diagram using Microsoft word and the Insert > Table function. If you don’t have the MS Word application, you can draw this diagram yourself. It is simply a series of rectangles and squares. In this example, the goal is to buy a home by a certain date. Also, remember dates can be changed because as 2020 has shown us—things change.
As you can see, this person’s initial plan has been delayed due to an unexpected expense. They had to spend a portion of their down payment on car repairs. This is an indication that there are no financial reserves set aside. Having funds saved is important to remain financially healthy. Buying a home is one of the most expensive if not the most expensive purchase most people make in a lifetime. There are costs associated with home ownership such as general upkeep and taxes. It is a sound idea to have money saved for such expenses so as not to be caught off guard or use credit cards to pay off these costs. The point is, PLAN ACCORDINGLY. You can use this method of planning for a number of goals. If you need more structure to stay on track, check out some of our planning products below.
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Good luck to you, and remember to always believe in yourself.