However you decide to do it, your dreams for the year must be rooted in a solid foundation. If you don’t put action plans in place to make your goals a reality, chances are that they will return as dreams on your vision board next year.
Researchers agree that there is a correlation between setting goals and achieving success. But goals are not meaningful if you don’t have an action plan in place that helps you achieve your goals in a specific time frame. You can’t, for example, have a goal of saving X amount towards your investments without having a proper system in place. The key to achieving goals is to have a solid system in place – a system that encompasses consistent good habits that effortlessly integrate into your daily life. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, reminds us that habits are always part of the process and, by showing up and making small changes every day, we eventually reap big rewards.
Let me explain. One of my favourite systems is having a debit order. This system allows me to effortlessly invest every month without even thinking about it. It does not have to be a large amount, but remember, small change becomes big change.
Here are a few more money systems that have benefited me personally over the years:
Remember that your money habits are how you operate with money. They are the repeated daily behaviour that builds your reality. A system helps you implement healthy money habits that serve you and build your dreams.
So, back your goals with systems this year, especially your money goals, and see how your goals materialise into reality,
Always remember – when it comes to your money, be brave, be on purpose and be inspired.