I’m sure you’ve heard it all before… and maybe you’re guilty of saying this too…
“New year, new vibe. New me. This is the year that I will accomplish ALL THE THINGS!”
A day goes by, two weeks, then maybe a month. Before you know it, your New Year’s resolutions slip away from view and the goals you set for yourself seem like distant dreams that simply live within the pages of your morning journal.
I am here to tell you that you are not alone. While it is human nature to challenge ourselves, consistency and determination to meet said challenges do not come as naturally.
“Mindset is THE key to lifestyle changes and resolutions are just lifestyle changes made to achieve goals we want.”Lindsay Plumb – Founder of the Pretty Money Club
The reality is that people make resolutions with good intentions… but then fail. THERE IS GOOD NEWS though: a few minor adjustments to your mindset in the follow-through process and you have the power to change your narrative.
Think about your deepest desires… those wants and needs living just beneath the surface. Don’t think or judge what comes up; accept the first things that come to mind. Use what you discover to answer these questions:
What do you want to accomplish this year in order to get that much closer to your goal?
How will you go about accomplishing it?
Get comfortable with asking yourself the tougher questions:
How will you make sure to stay on track?
Are your finances in line with your desire to accomplish your goals?
If necessary, are you willing to make some lifestyle changes? (That’s totally okay if your answer is no, too. I myself am unwilling to make sacrifices sometimes.)
Become aware of that voice inside your head that says you can’t. Negative self-talk is the biggest obstacle that keeps us from achieving our goals. Naturally, things may come up throughout the year that pulls us away from our resolutions. We have no control over that. The only thing within our control is how we respond to those circumstances.
One thing is certain: You are totally capable of getting your money in line. Think of a time when you absolutely needed something and
YOU made it happen.
Regardless of the circumstance, you found a way to navigate through to the end goal. Perhaps you reflect back with humor and incredulity, wondering how it was even possible. Think of this moment as your ‘money mindset,’ or the ability to accomplish anything given the right amount of focus and determination. Now, round up those dollars and harness those cents. Indeed, you are stronger than you think!
You can achieve the impossible. But first, you must get your ‘money mindset’ right.
Want to see how your mindset scores up?