Alright now, time to check in. The first quarter of the year has come and gone, and the second quarter ends in just a couple of days. Yes, June is here – welcome to the mid year mark. Check back in now that the hoopla of a Happy New Year has worn off and reality has set in. You had goals that you had set for yourself to make sure that 2013 is not a repeat of 2012. I want to know how you are doing on them. Do you remember what they were? Did you write them down so that you can reference back and measure your own successes? Do You know how you are doing on them?
Winners keep score because it helps you know where you are, how far you have come and how much improvement you have managed. And no matter how good you think you are, there is still room for improvement and growth. And no matter how bad you think you are, there is always someone worse off than you, and there is always a baby step you can take towards getting better. Don’t give up on yourself or on the process. It took you years to dig yourself into a financial hole, don’t get frustrated because you don’t come out overnight. You come out one step at a time. One decision at a time.
Your position in life today is the result of the decisions that you made in the past and the habits that you execute daily. Make a new decision about your financial health and commit to your own success! And no matter where you are in the process right now, remember to celebrate your self (celebrate that you now have the self awareness to want something better for your family’s financial future, celebrate that you have decided to do something about it, celebrate the progress you have made).