Setting Goals and Sticking to Them

Jane Brown

No matter how old or young you may be, it is crucial that you set, evaluate, and re-evaluate your goals in life. When we were in school, many of us were forced to answer the difficult question of, “Where do you see yourself in five years, ten years, etc.?” This was a challenging question to answer as teenagers, but it seems to be just as difficult for adults to answer.

Every year you should make a list of your top five goals you have for the upcoming year. You should evaluate and re-evaluate your goals every two years to see the progress you are making towards achieving your goals. If you are having trouble coming up with some goals for your future, here are some that many people have and are working towards achieving.

#1) Being Your Own Boss

It may be a difficult process to start a business on your own, but working with a partner and creating a partnership agreement may be your best option. Working with a partner that you trust can help with the initial investment of the company and can help handle the day-to-day workings. No matter what kind of business you plan to start, you should start the research now. Doing what you love to do and being in control of it is something that almost everyone should strive for in life.

Are you tired of working the typical nine to five job? If so, you probably want more flexibility with your life and want to become your own boss. In a recent study, it was found that 62 percent of Americans want to be their own boss. One of the best ways to do this is to start your own business.

#2) Travel More

Another goal that many people have is to travel more. Regardless of where you plan to travel, you should start saving up your money now to make your dreams of traveling more come true. The first step in making this goal a reality is to research how much it would cost to travel to the place of your dreams. For instance, if you plan to travel to Mexico for a week, you may realize that it will cost $3,000. You should then decide when you want to travel and set up a savings account to ensure that you have enough money. Traveling is an incredible opportunity, so you should not let work or other obligations get in your way.

#3) Get Out Of Debt

People of all ages have the goal to get and stay out of debt. Being in debt is a painful realization that almost everyone faces during their lives. From student loan debt, to credit card debt, to mortgage debt, almost everyone understands the financial pressures that debt holds. Trying to get out of debt is a worthy goal. With determination and a strict budget, you can make it happen. Try talking with a financial consultant if you are serious about this one.

#4) Retire Early

If you want to enjoy your golden years and do not want to work your life away, you may have the goal of retiring early. If you want to retire early, you should save as much as possible now and invest in a multitude of ways. Saving and investing will ensure that you can spend your golden years as you want. You can travel more, spend more time with family, and enjoy doing the things that you love. You can forget about waking up and dragging yourself to work.

#5) Spend More Time With Family

Another great goal that many people have is to spend more time with family. Typically, a family is one of the most important things in your life so you should try to spend as much time with them as possible. If you are having a hard time connecting with the family, try something new. If you want to connect with your children or grandchildren, find out what they like to do and then make an effort to do those things with them. The same goes for anyone that you are trying to connect with. You may need to leave your home and travel to see your family, but it will be worth it, in the long run, to see everyone together.

About Retire Early Lifestyle

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired three decades ago at the age of 38 and began traveling the world. As recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance and world travel, they have been interviewed about retirement issues by The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, The Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement newsletter, nationally syndicated radio talk shows and countless newspapers and TV shows nationally and worldwide. They wrote the popular books The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement (Your Simple Path to FIRE) and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible.
This entry was posted in All Things Financial, Guest Blog Posts, Heart Song, Travel Tips and Insight and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.