Having a retirement plan is great. It’s a good thing to have absolute clarity and know what you need to do to secure your retirement. It’s another thing to take action and follow through on what needs to get done to make it happen.
We all know that procrastination makes us feel guilty, stressed out, and frustrated. The vast majority of us also believe that having enough to live comfortably during retirement is of paramount importance. So why do we torture ourselves and put off the important things that will help us achieve financial freedom? The answer: Most feel overwhelmed and downright scared of change.
We all like entertainment, fine dining and having the newest gadgets or the latest apparel. We enjoy the finer things but, in the back of our minds, we know we should be using our money in better ways. When retirement is just around the corner we know we need to take action and take control!
Benjamin Franklin summed it up best when he said “you may delay, but time doesn’t.”
How can a Personal Financial Trainer help you?
Procrastination is the enemy of a financially stress-free retirement.
I have worked with many clients who never procrastinated in their successful careers but still never really got it together financially. The Money Mastery Program helped them conquer that feeling of being overwhelmed and gave them the motivation and courage they needed to take action. With the support of a Personal Financial Trainer, they were able to move away from their expensive, distracting purchases and made saving for retirement a real priority.
It is this type of mental shift that pays off in the present and in retirement. Once you get started it usually turns out that the task isn’t nearly as difficult as you made it out to be. Olin Miller might have said it best: “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting it off.”
The best way to relieve your undue stress and frustration is to take control of your finances today. Never wait until tomorrow – tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.