It hit me today how much I am tackling this year and how far I have come in my thinking over the last 1 – 2 years. A few years ago I wanted my life to be better but wasn’t actively doing anything about it. I did try to do what I could to save money and made sure everything was paid on time, but really I felt we were in limbo with no direction.
When I first started this blog I really had no idea how I would achieve my goals, but I knew if I put it down on paper and worked towards it things would happen. I knew our income was not enough to make $1,000,000 let alone save it, so I knew I needed to think outside the square.
When I started this challenge the thought of $1,000,000 in cash and assets blew my mind. I knew it was possible, I mean lots of people had done it, but I did not know if it was possible in the timeframe I set.
As I have gone along in my journey I have discovered something that really helps. 2 things actually.
1.) Believe in yourself
Many people might not believe you can achieve what you set out to do. People might make fun of you and put you down. You need to develop a totally belief in yourself, full confidence that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
This can be really hard. I know. I have often had negative self talk and feelings and struggle immensely with believing in myself but I have found the more I trust myself and open myself up to new ideas and possibilities the more confident I am. The more confident I am the more open I am and the more possibilities that present themselves and so on. It is an excellent little cycle.
Obviously there are things which do not work as planned and we all have bad days, but it is a matter of brushing yourself off and continuing on when those things happen.
2.) Get good friends
I have some really helpful people who love and support me which really helps. We discuss ideas, what we are planning and offer advice and suggestions to each other. On days when I have felt overwhelmed I can reach out to my support network and they encourage me, lift me up and show me I can do it.
We do not talk bad about each other, we do not delight when one of us is struggling. Instead we delight in each other’s success and do what we can to help.
My support group consists mainly of family. We live in different areas but with today’s technology you can email, facebook or even have private blogs for each other, so distance is not an issue.
How successful you are and how far you push yourself to make things happen really comes down to believing in yourself or at the very least your product. You are the only one who can make things happen for you. Others can lead the way or open the door, but you are the one who has to take the step through that door and back yourself the whole way.