When I write a Blog or article, it’s nearly always a result of a challenge or question my clients have had that week. Today is no different, however it’s not the usual straight forward property post. It is though, I believe, vital for any property purchase, whether it be your first home, or 12th property in your investment portfolio.
I’ve always been big on setting goals. Daily goals, weekly goals, annual goals, 5 or 10 year goals, retirement goals….My goal yesterday was to get my daughter’s favourite soft toy washed and dried before she realised it was missing! (By the way I was able to give this goal a big tick!)
I love setting goals, and it’s definitely a habit that has helped me grow as a person, financially and from a business point of view. Goals ate what drive me to keep going when things seem challenging, and what I can use to gauge and celebrate my successes.
There are hundreds of different ways to do this, but I thought I’d share with you my 3 goal setting guidelines:
It’s great to dream big….however don’t have a goal so big that it’s overwhelming and causes you to bury your head in the sand. You have to believe that you can reach your goal and keep striving for it.
Break things down into bite sized chunks that can be ticked off. It’s amazing the endorphin kick you get from ticking something off!
A goal is never set in stone. Things will happen along the way that will slow you down or speed you up. Keep reviewing your goals periodically and tweak them if you need to.
And my final bit of advice is never ever give up on something that is important to you. There might be road blocks, but you’ll always be able to find a way around if you look hard enough.