Financial success is an ultimate dream of every person. It doesn’t happen overnight. Building wealth and financial stability takes time. Being financially successful means you are in control of your money instead of it controlling you.
Before achieving financial success, you must know your own definition of it. You cannot achieve something you don’t know anything about. Is it being the owner of a big company? Is it being able to afford all the luxuries in the world? Or does financial success means having a stable job and a plan for good retirement someday? The pursuit of wealth is not a game- it is the means by which you achieve the following:
It is the desire to protect yourself and your loved ones from an unexpected event that might shake your financial stability as a household.
True enough, “Money may not buy happiness but it is better to cry in a Ferrari than a public bus.” It is the state of being able to purchase your needs and providing a comfortable life for you and your family.
It means that you don’t have to work morning until evening to earn big. Your passive income gives you more free time to enjoy life’s greatest pleasures.
When you can sleep peacefully at night knowing that you will not worry about tomorrow’s needs.
These steps will not make you rich fast. Instead, it will help you to establish your dream of achieving financial success.
Just like how you want to lose weight badly, you must also want financial success badly. Knowing your goals is the start of reaching them. Why? It is because when you are aware of what you want, you will work hard to achieve that. You can choose to write your goals and classify them as short term or long term goals.
This is the most difficult thing to learn. But if you establish enough discipline, this is one of the keys to financial success. This is where “needs” and “wants” come in. A good example for this is your transportation for work. You need a mode of transportation to go to your work. But you may want a car to be able to do that. Being able to control yourself on unnecessary spending can give you bigger savings in the long way.
Using your credit card for purchases is like having the sky as the limit. It can be so tempting to buy new stuff. A good tip here is to wait for a month to buy that stuff. There is such a thing called “delayed gratification” or maybe you actually don’t need it.
You may ask the question how much should be the amount of my emergency fund? Well a good emergency fund should be six times bigger than your current monthly salary. Make sure that this fund remains untouched except only during emergency cases. Place them in an account which has an access for withdrawal.
These are just some of the many ways by which you can achieve financial freedom. There are still a lot more ways that you can do. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to this or not, the important thing is you know your goals. Financial success is like an endless marathon, before you reach the goal you have to run. But remember to always take one step at a time.