A goal becomes a financial goal when you put some dollars and cents to your goal.
This is important because it allows you to see the resources you’ll need to make that goal a reality. Once you know how much money you need, you can create a plan and start taking action.
Sometimes there are roadblocks that get in the way of setting a financial goal:
“Math just isn’t my thing”
“I’m overwhelmed so I’ll just deal with this later”
“Putting money to my goals creates a whole new level of pressure”
My challenge with setting financial goals was that I’d set them unrealistically high in a short time frame, causing me to never hit my goal, and then feel like a major failure and start doubting and questioning everything.
Now, I’ve learned to separate my value and worth from the numbers. I’ve learned to set goals that don’t involve me becoming an overnight millionaire. I’ve also shifted my belief system to know that anything is possible and the money I desire is already on its way to me.
So when quantifying goals, do you have thought patterns and beliefs that are holding you back? How can you shift your thinking to better support you in reaching your goals?
If you’re feeling attached to your goal, and it’s putting a lot of pressure on you, here are some affirmations that have been helpful for me:
“It’s okay if I didn’t hit this goal, it’s just data telling me what I need to work on”
“I trust that the money is coming. I just need to keep showing up and serving, and it’ll all work out”
With a new mindset around quantifying my goals, having a number to work towards is super helpful.
It helps inform my strategy, lets me know if I’m on track, and allows me to course correct when things don’t go as planned.
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