“Oh! You’re so lucky! I wish I could do that!”
How many times have you heard that phrase from a friend or family member when you do something they want to do? I’d be willing to bet you hear it all the time, right?
Have you every paused to think about why you are doing the things others want to do?
Why are you doing it and they are only wishing they could do it?
Because you planned.
You planned on purpose. You were intentional.
Because you made the choice to do the things you want to do, you made a plan and you followed through with the plan.
That’s the difference between the doers and the wishers. Doers do. Wishers don’t.
Hoping and wishing is not a plan, especially when it comes to finances.
You can hope all you want that your finances will get better, but if you don’t DO something, nothing changes.
You can hope to go on a trip, but if you don’t plan it, nothing happens.
You can wish you were doing something else or living somewhere else or even in a different work/relationship situation but if you don’t DO something, nothing changes.
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
Later this month, I’m traveling to Atlanta to attend my 41st and 42nd Elton John concerts.
Am I lucky to be able to do this?
No, I am fortunate. I am fortunate because I chose to prepare to take advantage of this opportunity.
In 2010, my reason for becoming debt free was so I could have money to go see Elton John.
My reason to stay debt free is so that I could have money to go see Elton John.
Luck has to do with getting tickets – these concerts sell out FAST and I’m lucky to get the seat I get!
Everything eIse, plan on purpose – my money, my time, my schedule. Planned with intention and focused on the goal. A goal without a plan is a wish.
This is meant to be funny, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Here’s an example – the short version of a longer story –
I’m currently working with a client who, in conversation, mentioned that she wanted to go to Europe.
I asked her when she was going.
She said, “Oh, probably never, I can’t afford it.”
I asked her how much it costs to go to Europe.
She said, I don’t know.
How do you know you can’t afford something if you don’t know how much it costs?
After some discussion and research, she discovered that she can go to Europe. It might be two years away but now she knows she can go –
And now, she is planning on purpose.
Her budget reflects the intention to save money for her trip.
I know you are probably thinking – “so all I have to do is pick something I want to do and make a plan to make it happen, right?” Well, yes and no.
Yes, I want you to be a doer and not a wisher.
I also want you to be realistic with your time and your money.
I want you to be patient.
I want you to know that “life” happens along the way, while you are busy making plans. But, don’t let that stop you. Do not let the fear of something getting in the way stop you have living the life you want.
I want you to live the life you’ve imagined – if you aren’t doing that, what needs to change?
Need help? I’ll help you create a plan to reach your goals!
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