I've had this thought pattern throughout my entire life that goes something like: "I can’t wait to get through all of these challenges and then I can FINALLY start enjoying my life!" Ha! I realize now how silly that sounds now. Life is the obstacles. That’s what makes life interesting.
This is not a "get-rich-quick" scheme, I did not grow up with money (pretty impossible when you have 8 siblings!) and no, I didn't forgo lattes, avocado toast or a rich life of fun and travel. 12 years ago I graduated college with student debt and an abysmal understanding of personal finance.
"What can I actually accomplish in one year? In January you feel like it's a million things, but by March you may be tempted to delete 90% of your list or just give up altogether. Trust me, I know the feeling. That being said, this how I set myself up for resolution success.
Thinking you have one year left forces you to hone in on what's really important, forget the silly stuff, and go after things now instead of later. For me, this meant quitting my job, something I'd been fantasizing about for years, and living on the road.
I'm still mulling over my 2022 resolutions, and it's almost February. Why? Because I'm committing to working on these goals for AT LEAST one year. I need to make sure they are actually what I want, and that I've resolved to work on them.