There are three simple (not necessarily easy) steps to financial freedom. These are the fundamental steps for any goals one may have in life. The first step is to conceive. Form the idea/thought of what you want. The next step is to take action. As Tony Robbins says, take massive action. Taking action is what brings your idea out into the world. The final step is allowing the realization of the goal, the manifestation of the unseen to the seen.
Every idea is achievable if we take action to make it a reality. Many have great dreams, but few are willing to do what it takes to make it come through. If you have been reading this blog you would realize that financial success is affected by several factors: family upbringing, environment, social circle, embed cultural attitude and the media, all affect our mindset and behavioral when it comes to money. If we have a dream to be financially successful the only way to achieve it is to take action, more specially take “massive” conscious action. If we allow ourselves to go on autopilot then depending on our subconscious programming with respect to money, we may actually sabotage ourselves. This is the toughest part of the process. Here are some suggestions that may be useful:
- Write down your idea and
- Write out the actions needed to achieve it
Writing, not typing, stimulates your reticular activating system (RAS) this sends signals to the cerebral cortex to pay attention. Klauser in her book Write It Down, Make it Happen, notes that “Writing triggers the RAS, which in turn sends a signal to the cerebral cortex: ‘Wake up! Pay attention! Don’t miss this detail!’ Once you write down a goal, your brain will be working overtime to see you get it, and will alert you to the signs and signals that…were there all along.” When we write our brains makes us more alert to opportunities that we may otherwise miss.
- Day by day, moment by moment work on it. It’s like eating a giant chocolate elephant; you can only do it bite by bite. Start small and be accountable to yourself. If you are seeking financial freedom and you are saving to make an investment in stocks or property, you have to be vigilant. You cannot be persuaded by the great deals on flights to Europe for the weekend. Or be lured in by discounted designer clothes or shoes. You have to be disciplined.
- Have the right mindset committed to achieve your goals. It doesn’t have to be a tedious or strenuous process. It is important to see obstacles or setback as an opportunity to learn something new and grow rather than see it as a letdown or failure. Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before he created the light bulb and he never saw it as a failure. He just saw it as 1000 ways NOT to make a light bulb.
What are you writing about today?