A financial vision probably sounds like a far-fetched idea, right? It probably does if you are feeling broke or less than broke. That’s a tough spot to be. I get it. I know what it’s like to stress about finances, and I also know that half the time we stress about things that just never come to fruition. Isn’t the game 90% mental?
You’ve probably heard it all right? You can do this, the rah, rah cheer that everyone wants to give you and yet you still can’t seem to get over that hump. I know it’s tough. However, if you don’t have a vision for yourself you are already losing the game! Don’t let this happen to you.
You’ll never change if you don’t have a vision and if you create one you’ll get much further down the road. No matter how much money you make, you’ll struggle until you have a vision so it’s time for you to get one.
If you don’t, you’ll overspend or not spend enough on the right things. Yes, a budget matters but what matters most is that you actually draw up a financial vision for yourself and your family. Isn’t money important after all?
Building Your Financial Vision
One of the things I want to say right off the bat is that there isn’t anything wrong with having money or a lot of it. In fact, I love money. I love that it provides options and that is creates opportunities. Money helps you employ people and it helps you build businesses. Yes, there are tons of great things to do with your money!
However, there are tons of people that don’t believe this. They talk about the love of money being the root of all evil. Yes, I believe that but money itself isn’t bad. It is often mishandled and abused and that is wrong. So, to correct this deficit we have it’s time to learn how to use it and where to use it. This means that you need a financial vision.
This means that you should:
- Write down your financial goals
- Write down what you want to do with your money
- Write down how you want to use your money to help others
- Write down how you intend to invest your money
- Sit down with someone you trust and talk about how to use money for long lasting investments
- Write down how you plan to give money away to charities or your church too!
There are so many ways that you can give and that you can support your family and business. However, without a plan you’ll struggle constantly to make it work. Why struggle when you can plan ahead and have a clear goal in mind?
Putting Your Financial Vision to Work
Planning is one thing, but without vision you don’t see into the future. It all comes down to seeing ahead and being forward thinking. Until you teach yourself how to do this, you’ll always be in the same place. Do you want to be stagnant or do you long to be productive?
You should also know that you don’t need to make a certain amount to prove yourself to anyone for any reason. Money isn’t about proving right from wrong or proving anything for that matter. If you are a leader, you don’t need to tell everyone your business. This is about your financial discipline, managing your money and making it produce for you.
I hope that this helps you understand the reality of having a better life and one that you can truly enjoy. It’s always a better life and one that is less stressful when you work with a real financial vision.