Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thinking BIG

I have been thinking a lot about what my dream house would be. I have been envisioning owning it in 2012, with no mortgage.

I used to think it was impossible because of how expensive the city I live in is and work opportunities are better here for my husband. I also didn’t want to live too far from our families, which greatly limited where I could buy.

Donald Trump said “You have to think anyway so think BIG!”

I agree with this whole heartedly. Why waste your thoughts on something smaller when if you focussed your energies on something bigger you are more likely to achieve the bigger goal?

You may or may not have heard the following poem, but its one I love and I think could be applied in many situations, not just financial.

I bargained with Life for a penny
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have gladly paid

~ Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1869–1948)

This is why I decided last year I wanted to be a millionaire. On here I simply put millionaire but in my mind I wanted to be totally financially free.

On here I said I wanted it by 2015, my 30th birthday, in reality and in my mind, I wanted it well before that.

I put $1,000,000 in cash and assets by my 30th birthday because I thought it was achievable. It would stretch me but I knew I could do it. I didn’t want to reach too far and fail online for the whole world to see. I was too scared to put myself out there fully, but I am going to now.

My REAL goal is to be financially free at 28. I will have enough properties and shares to live off the rent and dividends. I will own all my property outright. I will be doing what I love and my husband won’t have to work. I will have a house on the beach. I will have what I have always dreamed of.

There is no reason I can’t achieve this. I am thinking BIG. I am not focussing on the figures I am simply focussing on what I will achieve.

I want this for my family. My husband has done unusual hours and worked hard our whole marriage. I feel like my daughters and I hardly get to see him because of his work. I feel like he misses out on so many family events because of work. I do not want his work getting in the way of life any more.

Obviously there is an amount we need to be generating in income to be financially free and we need ways to be able to achieve that. I know that by having this as our goal and working towards it things will happen to make it possible.


  1. I can relate to most of this and in particular, my husband's working long hours,too, and we hardly get to see him. Good luck in reaching your goals, don't forget the whole world is watching, so you can't fail ;) I've been reading your blog for a while, but I am a first time commenter.

  2. Great post! I wish you the best! I'll be following along in your journey!

  3. You are targeting the high end of the curve. A drastic dream needs a drastic solution to achieve. Good luck and I wish you the best in attaining your goal.


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