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Do you know what to day is?

June 24th, 2008 at 08:31 am

June 24th. So?

So, in 6 days, the quarter ends. Thatís right half the year is over, gone. Next week, you will have less then 6 months to accomplish all of your goals for 2008.

Are you going to make them all? Why? Lack of focus? Lack of commitment?

5 years from, where do you want to be? What are you doing this year to get there? After you accomplish this yearís goals, whatís next? Every step you take, brings you closer or further away from your goals.

5 years from now, I have 2 goals. To be working on what I want to work on and investing in real estate.

My big goals for this year are easy: have a fully funded emergency fund and pay of all consumer and medical debt. I also have some other goals but these would be my 2 primary.

Next year, I will start paying down the mortgage to get it from a 30 year to a 15 year. It will probably take me more then a year to do this but you got to start somewhere. And how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Year 3 and 4 is to start saving up to buy my first property. And year 5 is to own my first rental property.

Each year builds on the next and each missed goal causes me to take more time to reach what is really important to me. And short term goals that do not support this are given a secondary status.

So 6 months down and 6 months to go. I am still on track for my big goals for the year, which dove tail to my big goal for 2009.

So time to reevaluate our long term goals and make sure all of our goals over the next few years are bringing us towards that master goal.

So letís keep the focus people. No excuses.

8 Responses to “Do you know what to day is?”

  1. Jaime Says:

    Oh Merch... thank you! What a great reminder. I can't wait to finish out June. And yummy... Elephant bites!! (just kidding PITA people!).

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks Merch, it's good to have someone so driven on the site. I don't have any specific year-end goals; the only one I set at New Year's was a two-year goal. But it's a good time to look at that one and see if I'm anywhere near a quarter done with it!

  3. koppur Says:

    LOL I needed that. Thanks, Merch. Big Grin

  4. scfr Says:

    Yea ... yea ... yea ... But is the will done? Wink
    Merch - I think you know I'm partially kidding when I bug you about the will, but partially I'm not. You have a wife & kids depending on you. My dad died just short of his 42nd birthday, which is why this is something I care so much about (fortunately he had a will).

  5. snoopycool Says:


  6. merch Says:

    Yep, I have the will done and am finishing up the paperwork on the insurance.

  7. Broken Arrow Says:

    I'm still pushing forward!

  8. scfr Says:

    Yea Merch! Great job!

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