For some people, the prospect of turning around their finances is absolutely terrifying. The task seems too big, too difficult, or too complex. And taken as a whole, they are right. It can seem quite intimidating. But the debt eliminator, the cash stasher, and the investment accumulator all know that success comes by breaking down large goals into achievable steps.
Writers start out with the novel in mind, but they break down each book into chapters. Those chapters are subdivided into shorter stories, and the writer begins by focusing on specific scenes within the chapter. Over time, the writer has stacks of short stories on their desk that they later weave into a story. Eventually, a manuscript is created, and with careful editing, a book is born.
Your journey starts with one dollar. As the writer of your future, focus on improving one scene, or area of your finances that needs work – savings account, credit card loan, car note, investment account – the choice is yours. Concentrate on fixing that one issue. When that task is complete, move onto the next area of improvement. Over time, you will accumulate small wins that will begin to shape the story of your financial success. One chapter will lead to another and, with professional advice and refinement, another success story will have been written.
Focus on one dollar at a time. Your story is waiting on you.