My title sounds like I am turning 30 yrs old anytime soon. But, it ‘s not.
i like to read those inspiring post, especially advice from experts telling us on how to improve ourselves.
I am twenty-two this year, and consider prime time of my life where I am still young to pursue my dreams and be adventurous to sort out my future career.
Honestly speaking, I do admire those who have dreams to chase right now at my age and determine to strive all the way until it come true.
You know the anxiety when you picture yourself being thirty, and working at your most hated job which is not even your least forte. You work for the sake of working, and get a stable income every month just to survive. You drag your feet to work every single day, and of course you’re obviously unhappy You question yourself why should you be suffering like this, in the end the conclusion is your brought it upon yourself.
You didn’t work hard for your dreams, and doesn’t trust yourself enough. You think that it is impossible, and you would rather stay in your comfort zone than to face the challenges. Maybe you’ve tried, however you failed the first time and decide to give up.
So, lead to talk about setting my long term financial goals. Well, by all means say that I am being practical, at least this guarantee I have a goal to work for. This is different from pursuing my dreams. Of course I have a dream, just that I am cowardly enough to hide it well in my head than to work on achieving it. Well, I think that the time is not right yet.
If you haven’t thought about your financial goals, you should do it at this instant. Trust me.
Like I mentioned, dreams and goals are two distinctively different achievement in life. Financial goal is more of what you see yourself in ten years time, mostly in cash value term. And, for myself, the perfect timeline will be when I am turning thirty. Well, I always see being thirty is something big because you are embarking on the next half of your life time. Financial goal is something that you can reward yourself if you don’t reach your dream. Like a consolation prize, I must say.
A dream is something you are willing to die to achieve for. A strong passion, and a push to overcome all the challenges. You do not always need the motivation from outside world, because most of the time it comes within yourself. The passion never dies, and you enjoy every second without fail. Like a strong happy pill. You will never ever want to change your path, not even the slightest thought will come into your mind for a split second.
Personally, my suggestion is that if you do not have any dream to achieve right now, start from your financial goal. At least you will feel motivated, and something to look forward to. It clear your mind of what you want, and what you need. By the way, just to emphasize, I am talking about LONG TERM financial goal.
Long term as in, those that you will need to work really hard for in a long run. Not just achievable, but fight your way to your goal. Those that you will question yourself, but go ahead to try striving for it. Simple rules to follow, that’s all.
You plan, you try, you determine, you achieve.
For example, ask yourself, what do you see yourself in ten years time? Owing a car, What brand? Owing a house, which estate? A retirement fund, how much?
If you realise, all of my questions are linked with money. Well, it is FINANCIAL GOAL DUH. Take it as you are planning to higher up your human value bit by bit. All billionaires out there start from scratch, and work their way up. So, give yourself a goal, when do you want to achieve your first pot of goal? Or, if you are not particular about money savings, set an rightful amount you wish to see in your bank account on your thirtieth birthday.
It will be the best birthday girl, ever.
Well, what I am thankful for this century is that, we are the Y-generation. We are not afraid to pursue our dreams, and our stable economy make it possible for us to start up a small business. We have excellent examples almost everywhere that our age group has succeeded in their passion and education is not everything.We are not afraid to voice out and believe we can excel.
You can have a full list of High Distinction Certificates, and perfect education cum background records. In the end, you will opt to start your career with just require lower educational levels. For example, start up a hawker food stall. Normally, fate will change everything and just need to overcome each obstacles.
So, I do think that being thirty is a big time. It mark that you have officially live past half a lifetime. You can determine your achievement, regardless of dreams or financial goal, at that point of time.
No matter what, I feel that it is important to have a goal in life as it pushes you to work hard instead of staying put at the same place. Something to look forward with great scenery is better than a blank and dark future of no knowing what will happen next.