When some of us think of our finances at times we are prone to think of all of the things that are wrong and what we do not have. I encourage you to write down all of things that are going right relating to your finances. Do you have a job? Do you have food on the table? Do you have electricity when you flip the switch? How about gas in the car to get to work? Have you eaten out lately, whether it was fast foods or at a restaurant? Are you able to provide for your children? Do you have breath in your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you have a lot to give thanks for. If things are going great; still give a hearty “THANKS”!
Be grateful that you have the resources to do the things you need to do and strive to make the necessary changes in the future to do some things you want to do. Here are a few questions to answer that will help determine if you are on track to accomplishing some of the things you want to do:
1) Have you achieved your planned goals for 2013 or are you close to achieving them?
2) Do you have planned goals for 2014? What do they look like? Are they in writing?
3) Will you have a lot of the same of 2013 or something different?
Be thankful for vision and the possibility of change. If you desire something better put forth the effort and change will become imminent. Be grateful for a second chance, third and fourth to re-focus and try again. Be thankful for growth and knowledge potential. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Be thankful that it is never too late to dream.
Move forward and do not allow anything to prevent you from accomplishing your goals; it’s your life. Now is the time to set unprecedented goals for 2014. Take an assessment over the last 11 months. Have you reached your goals? Have you set any? No dreams, no goals, no clear plans, forfeits your chances of reaching your destiny. Be safe over the Thanksgiving Holiday and remember to give thanks in all things.
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