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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Reach the Stars - 5 Tips for Reaching Goals

Reach the Stars

I want to reach the stars
Soar in the sky

I have dreams that are so big
I’m sure they’ll never die

Yet to reach those lofty goals
Today is so hard

I don’t live in a castle
I don’t have a big yard

My garden isn’t golden
My paint is getting old

I have a leaking basement
Warring with some mold

Living simply in the now
Will make our future grand

But it’s hard to sacrifice
As you can understand

What are your future goals
Or have you arrived

Are you working at them hard
Like bees in a hive

Smile as the sun comes up
It is a new day

Your dreams are getting closer
Joy is on the way

Listen To This Podcast Episode

Do you ever end up discourage while working towards your goals? I want to share 5 tips for reaching your goals.

What are your goals? One of the goals in our marriage is to be debt free… house, car, student loans, everything!

Piggy Bank

We have been working incredibly hard on this for the past 4 years of our marriage. When we began our minimum payments were practically a full time income!

We made sacrifices to work towards paying off our loans. To start we bought a very tiny house… Imagine this:

Somedays it just feels depressing. I want to be rich! Or at least quit being poor. But I’ve learned a lot over these 4 years and I know our hard work will help put our family in a good situation.

Now I want to help you achieve your goals. Maybe it isn’t paying off debt. Think about what your goal are. Do you surround yourself with people who will support you?

5 Tips for Reaching your Goals

  1. You have to know your goal. If you don’t know where you’re going you’ll never arrive… Even if you don’t know it 100% at least think about the neighborhood you want to end up in and start taking steps towards that.

  2. Have Friends on the same path. Both in front and behind you. We have some friends who are debt free. This helps us see the joys of our future. Other friend are right there with us… this is nice when I need to commiserate with someone.

  3. Know what you are giving up and why. For awhile I paid $4.50 on loans every morning at work instead of getting a coffee… This helped me to see active progress towards paying off loans.
    Coffee

  4. Doom doesn’t last forever, good days will come… Sometimes I’m depressed, thinking that we will be in debt forever! At those moments, I of course forget how far we’ve come on our goals.

  5. Remember you don’t see all of someone else’s story. Sometimes it is easy to look at someone else life and wish you were in their shoes, or had their ease in achieving goals. Everyone’s story is unique. Don’t be discouraged when you look at others. You don’t know all the struggles it took them to achieve what they have.

Bonus: Enjoy today. Life doesn’t magically get better at the end… You have to enjoy your life right now too… I really want to be debt free… but I also work full time and am not ok with the daycare options I currently have. Instead I hand picked who would be watching my babe. Is it more expensive? Yes! More hectic? Yes! But it gives me the joy and peace I need to leave him.

I haven’t reached all my goals yet… but i’m getting closer everyday. Being able to share with you on my blog is a goal!

Think about your goals. Could you use these tips to bring you closer to reaching your goal?

Do you have any tips for reaching goals that I missed?

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