Is this a repetitive goal for you? Whether you plan to increase your credit score, buy a house, take a family vacation, pay off debt or save more money, these goals are made at the beginning of every year. Have you stopped to think about why these same goals are made every year, yet are not achieved?
At the end of every year, we reflect on what happened, what did not happen, what we want to change, what we want to start doing or stop doing and what could be improved upon. We leave the year feeling emotional due to the reflections and we start the new year out feeling encouraged and determined to make some sort of change. What happens to that determination? Is it possible that our deep-seated feelings and experiences affect the outcome of the financial goals we set for ourselves each year?
The answer is yes, it is possible. In fact, the health of our relationship with money is the catalyst to the success of achieving our financial goals. In Money Coaching, it is emphasized that our relationship with money starts at a very young age. The teachings and beliefs that our parents possess are passed on to us and become hard-wired in our brain by the age of twelve. Those hard-wired teachings and beliefs that have been deeply ingrained become suppressed and lay dormant until later in life. In the meantime, we are learning and creating new beliefs through our own unpleasant suffering and experiences. The combination of the suppressed beliefs and the created experiences cause patterns of behavior that are often self-limiting and self-defeating. Those combined beliefs and experiences affect our attitude and behavior, thus causing us to develop a negative or unhealthy relationship with money.
This explains why we start the year with a desire to make a change but eventually lose focus or feel the initial desire lessen because we allow the negative or unhealthy relationship with money to control our actions. Now, you must ask yourself:
“Are you fed up with not achieving your financial goals year-after-year?”
“Are you fed up with the excuses about why you can’t reach your financial goals?”
“Are you truly ready to commit to the saying, ‘A New Year = A New You?’”
Now is the time to take control over your patterns and behaviors that are blocking you from achieving your financial goals. Call 704-626-7484 or click here to schedule a free consultation from a Certified Money Coach. This consultation may prove to be one of the best steps you can take toward improving your relationship with money.