tisdag 18 juli 2017

Defining your own life

Yesterday I read a really motivational article about a girl from Sweden who decided to cycle around the globe. All talk about defining your own life is really put to the edge when a person makes a decision like that.
I have a dream of my own to go bike touring, but not on that scale and for now it is just a dream and it is OK to have dreams. But what about the dreams that you actually want to fulfill, the ones that you really want to pursue.

It all starts with a decision. You change yourself and make it clear to yourself that that dream is no longer a dream, but a goal. It doesn't matter if it is a bike trip around the world or a financial goal or anything else, the change from dream to goal is a mental one.
Once you have defined a goal, you better start planning. Do you need to acquire gear, or stockpile cash or sell everything you got? Or all of the above? Do the math, write down a list of actionable points and start working on them. For a bike touring a first step could be to actually get a bike, or save up to one. Dreaming of an early retirement, getting out of debt or buying a new car or starting a family? The change starts with you, and you alone.

There will be hard times and hard work to reach those goals and completing the actions to reach the end goal. People will probably not understand why you do things, and that is OK too. Each step you complete, you define your own future and you don't need anyone else to understand where you are headed. The only important thing is that you believe that the dream/goal is worth the effort in the end.
And on extra hard days, when you think of quitting, think back on why you started the project of reaching a specific goal.

And that is how you define your own life. You pick a dream, any dream and break it down to goals and actions needed to reach those goals. And then you act!

Until next time: Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work

Disclaimer. I am in no way an expert on capital management or investing. On this blog I only wish to share my findings, ideas and comments on current events and fields that interest me. I hope that my thoughts can entertain you. I expect that everyone reading take their time and do their own research before acting on anything read on this blog. Investing is not for everyone. E&OE.

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