A key area of our Wealth Activism philosophy is not only looking at where you are and where you want to be, but also where you could be. It sounds straight forward but many people get stuck when pushed to think specifically about where they want to be, let alone where they could be.
Part of this comes from the “busyness” of life and not making the time to sit down and think clearly about whether life is going in the direction you want it to. I’m sure many of you know the feeling!
The problem is that if you don’t give yourself the time to think specifically about where you want to be and what you want to be doing in 2, 5, or 10 years, you’re almost certain not to get there.
One way to start is to put an hour aside, or even two half hour blocks, and simply jot down some thoughts. Not goals, thoughts. You might look at each area of your life and think about what works well and where improvement is needed.
In doing so, you start to create an awareness about specific things that are important to you.
Here’s an example. If you think about what’s important to you, the answer might be “family”. The next question should then drill down on your answer. Ask: “who in particular and what are examples of time well spent with them?”.
It might be one piece of paper. Or it might be ten. Your thoughts in front of you in black and white rather than spinning around your head can be enough to give the clarity needed to motivate change.
Give it a go. It’s an easy way to take that first step and create your path forward.
It can also help reduce the feeling that your mind is racing. A win-win really!