How to Get Money Motivated and Reach for Your Financial Goals
When it comes to money, staying motivated in the long run can be a tough task! Most people would instead focus on instant gratification. And it only seems like the logical thing to do. Because spending your fortune on something that makes you happy now is surely better than something you could get in the future, right? Well, this sounds logical, but might not be right always. And while it is difficult to save for the future, it is not impossible. Mastering this art might take several weeks or even years to reach there, but you may eventually reach there.
So how can you remain money motivated? Well, the first step to take is budgeting. The budget helps you to take care of every single dollar you earn. But the fact is that budgeting is all very good initially, but it gets a little tiresome as time goes by. Don’t worry. We’ve got the tips for you, the money-saving hacks that last a long way.
Draft Yourself A Vision Board
You may need the motivation to start making better money-making habits, but the only way to get there is to make yourself a vision board and keep track of your financial goals. A vision board or a dream board is what you can call a physical manifestation of your financial goals or any goal for that matter.
Creating a vision board does not mean only cutting out magazine pictures, making beautiful collages, and praying this will continue to keep you motivated, but there is more to it. Well, it is a creative process and a powerful tool that helps you narrow down your choices. A vision board is all about the Law of Attraction that attracts you to the opportunities to transform your dreams into reality.
Have Specific Goals!
You can accomplish better when you have specific numbers and dates, not just put it in words to accomplish what you want to set out to achieve. How much debt you need to pay off, and when do you have to pay off the same? Setting a financial goal can help you achieve the big vision in your life.
So, if you have dreams and desires, you can only go ahead and achieve it. You need the financial capacity to make it happen. And if you have that capacity, you can create the exact roadmap to help you get there. Yes, preparing that roadmap is the key. The more specific it is and the more streamlined it is, the easier it will achieve your goals. Set your financial goals and have the drive to accomplish them,
Rule of Thumb
Have you heard about the 50-20-30 budget? Well, it is a simple way of dividing your take-home salary into three brackets, catering to your needs. The first 50% will go to your necessities. It includes things like food, necessities, clothing, transportation. These are just the things that can help you go by. It can also include things such as car loans, credit card bills, any loans that you may have, and so on. The next 20% may consist of for your long-term payments. It is for your financial priorities, debt repayment, and the works. The third bracket includes lifestyle choices, things like vacation, gym fees, hobbies, etc. For this part of the 30%, you have kept aside.
Have Short-Term Goals
Let’s take this example to understand the concept better. Say you need to lose thirty kgs, so if you begin with your journey, the ‘weight’ of your expectations may mow you down, and you may feel like giving up. But when you set yourself small goals, say losing four-five kgs in a month, it may seem a lot doable.
So, the larger the goal, the harder you may find to accomplish them. You may give up in the middle of it all. In the case of your financial goals, too, you need to focus on short-term goals. This will give you faster results. You won’t feel burdened by the mammoth expectations you set for yourself. Think small to think big if you know what we mean. This will help you get closer to your goals, lessen your debt, keep moving, stay on target, and achieve your money goals.
The takeaway here is don’t give up on your goals. Your financial goals are worth striving for or budgeting for. Your money goals may take years to achieve, but if you have got what it takes to achieve them, you will surely accomplish them, slowly but surely.
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