Dreams, Goals and Strategies, Part 1 of 3
Brian Tracy famously said ‘People who do not have goals are doomed to work forever for those who do.’
In order to get anywhere in life, we need to set a goal. Imagine getting into your car and just driving off without knowing where you are heading. That is essentially how you are living your life if you don’t have a goal. Clearly it makes more sense to enter your destination into the GPS when you get in the car and follow the directions to get to your destination or goal.
The same principle applies in property investing. Without a goal, you will have no direction!! You will tend to drift from one thing to another. The result? Dissatisfaction caused by a feeling you’re your precious time has been wasted on things that are either irrelevant or unimportant.
Well-chosen goals mean you spend your time doing things that align with your vision - everything you do has a point and a purpose.
Grab your Dreams out of the ether and convert them into Goals!
Day dreaming of being financially free can be a lot of fun. “Stop, don’t wake me now, my ice cold pina colada just arrived as my toes sink into the softest, whitest beach sand like ever!” Dreaming is magical, it opens our minds to new possibilities and yet, dreams by their very nature often tend to be vague. In order to make your dream practical, you have to turn it into a goal.
But first: your goals are informed by your WHY. Your why can be defined as what really matters to you.
What motivates you to get up in the morning?
What keeps you going when the going gets tough?
And believe me, there will be moments when it gets tough!
What do you REALLY want from life?
What will make you change your life for good AND be worth the effort?
Knowing your WHY is important because it keeps you on track AND gives you a reason to keep going. Where there is a will there is a way!! Spend some time thinking about what drives you to keep going, what made you decide to pick up this book and spend your precious time reading it, what makes you determined to build and grow a profitable property portfolio. Got it? Good.
Tune in next week when we move onto GOALS, you don't want to miss it!