It is January 14th today…exactly two weeks since quite a few of us made our New Year’s Resolution.
The chances are that some, or all of us have already broken them! 2014 had begun so promisingly, full of hope and good intentions. But not a month in and for most, our best intentions have all gone to pot.
So what happens to New Year’s resolutions and why do we break them so quickly? We give up! It’s too hard, or too ambitious! Or we change our ways for two weeks and then return to normal habits and the culture we left that reinforces the rotten old habits we are planning to break.
However all is not lost the ‘year’ is still ‘new’ and now remains a fantastic time to look at your life rather than just being caught up, running around in circles, in your life. Time is so precious that we are flat out getting the basics done, let alone thinking about our lives and how we are functioning.
How long is it since you stopped and thought about how your life is going — even if it seems to be going well? And asked yourself the questions we most need to ask:
Am I happy?
What do I want?
How do I feel?
What needs to change about me or my life?
Lifetime would like you to make a new resolution and arrange an appointment with us to plan the future you want. ‘Helping you to live the life you want to live’ is what we do. We spend time with you discovering where you have come from and what is important to you now and in the future. What are your concerns and what are your dreams and aspirations?
Once we have discovered what is important to you and how you want to live your life, we put together a financial plan with you. We create this plan by using a financial bucket to illustrate what your present picture looks like and how likely it is you will be able to live the life you want now and in the future.
So if all your other resolutions have ended up in the bucket, chose our bucket to make a really change.