Let’s Get Rolling!

For the last 6 months or so, I’ve been feeling a little impatient with the process of growing my worth. Don’t get me wrong, I really do feel like I’ve made great progress over the past year. I’ve made a plan, and managed to stick with it pretty well. I’m excited about what 2014 holds. But at the same time, I find myself antsy to be further along. It’s not like I hate my job, but I’d definitely love if I could retire soon. Like, tomorrow. Obviously not going to happen.

I talked in my last post about working on being less distracted and more productive. Part of that has to do with learning to live in the now. I’m so invested in my potential future, I’m not really getting everything I should be out of today. And, by not getting everything out of today, I’m slowing my progress towards that future.

There’s no magic bullet that’s going to make me rich tomorrow. Unless I win the lottery. Which isn’t going to happen. Like most things in life, I have to put in the work in order to get the reward. The only way to speed things along is to put in more effort. And even then, it’s not going to happen tomorrow. Or next year. Or even 5 years from now.

It’s great that I’m excited about my plan, and about the goal. That will help me stay the course. But I need to get more excited about the journey, and making the most of it. I need to find some balance in my life!

– Cindy W.

Comments

  1. The thing about improving your finances is it’s never an overnight success – it’s a slow slog, a gradual one that doesn’t come with immediate gratifications and payoffs. I understand that it’s hard to stay motivated!

    1. I hate to say it, but I’m definitely of the “instant gratification” era. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also a hard worker. But when I put my mind to something, I want it now! Ah well. It’s all about the journey, right?

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