What I didn’t mention is that I wrote those goals down one Sunday afternoon after listening with a Tony Robins tape (ha! it was a cassette which tells you how long ago that was) with a roomate.
I am convinced that the very first step in moving a hope or dream out of our heads and into the real world is to write it down. Something about the act of writing a goal seems to trigger its fruition. There’s a reason its a timeless and classic method for achieving what you want.
Here’s my money-coach’s simple twist. Include the price-tag when writing the goal. It doesn’t have to be exact, but include a reasonable approximation.
A couple personal Examples:
- My dream is to go to NYC every couple years on holiday: $2,000 / trip
- I want to own several properties when I retire, including one in Detroit. Down payment for Detroit: $10K
- I would love to slim down again over the summer by doing the c25K program. I’ll need some good new runners: $120
If you like, write your goals in my comments section – I’d love to hear! And maybe we can even encourage each other along the way.
If you’re more private than that, write your goals wherever you like, but do write them and include an approximate pricetag.
In either case, pop back here on Wednesdays and weekends during April for more simple but effective tips on translating your hopes and dreams into reality.
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