“If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
This quote is misinterpreted routinely. Most frequently I see this statement used to cause division more than progression. For instance, you are busy working on your goals and may not have the luxury to hang out with a friend and grab a drink [or insert synonymous non-goal-oriented activity]. That’s when they hit you with the “if you really wanted to hang out you would make it happen.” That is passive aggression masquerading as sincerity.
That’s definitely not what this quote is about. IMO, this quote is about long-term goals, e.g. building your wealth, health, and spirit, then working backward.
Know your long-term goal, whether 100 day or 5-year, then work the steps to achieving those goals backward until you arrive at today. At that point, it’s only a matter of executing. If you don’t manage your life, life will manage you. If you don’t manage your finances, your finances will manage YOU.
A few posts ago I illustrated how anyone who saves 5k a year for 40years and earns 7% interest year over year will become a millionaire. The long-term goal is to become financially independent; the short-term goal is to save 5k a year, or $420 per month. If you want it, you will find a way. The law of attraction is a powerful thing. If you can’t save $420 a month, then you need to earn $420 MORE.
For me, I wanted to launch a digital financial education content company which delivers potent information primarily reserved for the ultra-wealthy. This passion stirs all the while having two young children, a pregnant wife, and a full schedule. I had/have to find a way to make it happen; the passion ‘s too big. People need this value, 62% percent of Americans have less than $1000…
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