Thursday, November 12, 2009

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

When you don’t keep your eyes on the prize:

  • You fall behind on your savings goals (or don't have goals at all).
  • Your credit card debt creeps back up and negates all of the money you paid down in the past.
  • You buy your lunch instead of saving money (and possibly calories!).
  • You loosen spending habits, stop budgeting and wonder where it all went?
  • Miss out on side hustle opportunities to bring in extra income.

So what is my prize? Meeting personal financial goals!

When you do keep your eyes on the prize:

  • You surpass your savings goals.
  • You see progress on paying down credit card debt that once seemed insurmountable.
  • You pack your lunch on a regular basis and only eat out for an occasional treat.
  • You reign in spending, budget and know exactly where your money goes.
  • You maximize side hustle opportunities in your spare time to increase income AND add valuable experience to your resume.

It’s not always easy, but clearly, keeping your eyes on the prize is the better option. Stay motivated!

3 comments:

Nsoromma...Child of the Heavens said...

Thanks for the reminder...my eyes are firmly on the prize, even though I work on Oxford Street in London, I look at the floor as I walk, or only carry my (emergency) credit card and cash, no other cards so i don't spend more than I intended to when I left the house! Oh the tricks we play on ourselves!

Lady Dove aka Pheralyn Dove said...

Keeping your eyes on the prize is the best advice, whether the goals are love & romance, financial, or career oriented. And I would add that the value is in the journey as well as reaching the destination. Remember each step counts! And good luck.

Serena from Style on a String said...

How about you also drop by Forever 21 and spend $60 you shouldn't have? ;)

Style on a String ..because style has nothing to do with money.