Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters was interviewed recently and said, “We have a saying in this band that if it gets any better it’s going to get worse.” Does this apply in any parts of your life? Do you believe there are certain things that are “good enough” you shouldn’t tinker with? If there are, then good for you! We find this abundant mindset often translates into a happy life and a successful financial plan.
Starting your financial planning from a position of abundance is critical. If things are good, let them be good! It’s important when you are planning to be grateful for what you already have as you plan to chase whatever you don’t have. Financial planning should be fun. With a thoughtful approach, you can look at your life under a variety of circumstances and dream about what’s possible.
However, you may be wondering, “But what do I do about risks??? I can’t just ignore them and think they’ll go away!”
PRO TIP: Staying positive through a thoughtful awareness of negativity will likely make you a happier and more successful person. In other words, you can acknowledge negativity and plan for it without letting yourself get jerked around by your emotions and wallowing in the negativity.
So, before you move on with your day, here’s a little exercise:
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