Written by Kodie Axelsen
Have you ever made yourself a goal and not quite made it? Did you let that feeling of disappointment get you down or did you sit with it, learn from it and keep kicking on?
Most Australians have a dream to buy a home but that dream can feel massive and sometimes unachievable. So do you start small and dream big or do you just forget about it and throw it in the too hard basket?
I’m here to tell you, you start small! Once you’ve started, the goal starts feeling a little more achievable.
I’ve found this goes for most things in life. Once you get going you’ve committed. You’ve made a conscience decision to start and move towards your goal, whatever it may be.
Now there will be hiccups along the way, unforeseen circumstances that are out of your control and damn they are going to try their best to knock you off course. Your dog gets sick, your car breaks down or your toilet blocks. And here you are thinking this is all too hard. Get annoyed with it, feel your feels and then get busy!
You have a goal to achieve and it isn’t going to happen on its own. When you get knocked down you have to get back up. That’s life. Accept the inevitable because s*#t is going to happen, and then remember why you got started.
Now these goals don’t have to be huge or they don’t even have to be financial but they are there and they give you purpose. They give you a reason to get up in the morning, get about your day and know that it is all for something.
I love financial goals because they can really prime you for some great personal skills. It’s easy to spend. The world is constantly pulling at you for your attention to buy the latest ‘thing’ but if you can learn the skill of delayed gratification and consistency, you can achieve great things!
Get excited and happy goal setting! Remember start small and be dream big! We all have to start somewhere!