When I make a resolution to do something—to accomplish something I perceive as challenging—I immediately worry I won’t be successful. But the times when I feel most passionate about my goal, I feel an incredible drive inside of me that quiets the doubt.
And I do it anyway because doing does it, as my old personal growth coach Raz used to say. That’s right, doing does it.
So too with beginning this new year with a plan to save more, a goal to improve your financial situation by prioritizing on saving more money in 2018. If it’s something you really want to do, you will find a way. When the going gets tough, just keep doing it because, remember, doing does it.
Enter, once again, the concept of saving $5 bills.
Making the decision to tuck away the first five dollar bill you get back as change with the intention of NOT spending it ever, but saving it instead, might be challenging. But do it anyway. And then do it again and again and again, and every time you get back a $5 bill as change, and your stash will grow, one five at a time. For me, it’s been 13 years since I started this practice and by doing it each and every time I could, I’ve saved close to $40,000, one $5 at a time.
Happy New Year. Doing does it!
Yours in Fives,