Motivational Mondays: If It Doesn't Challenge You...


This Father's Day I spent the afternoon in Hassocks with my mum & dad, grandad & grandma. We came onto the topic of buying my own place and saving. This is something I've been saying I wanted to do for several years now but I've always become disheartened by the huge mountain that there was to climb, or found something shiny or more exciting to spend my money on.

Today I've decided it's time to knuckle down and get on with it. It may take me five years or hopefully if I save hard, it will take me three years. The plan is to reach £15K, to enable me to look into shared ownership. It's going to be a massive challenge, but as today's motivation points out:

"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you".

I've been taught that all goals should stretch you but also be SMART - specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. Soo this is my SMART goal:

To save £15K to put down as a deposit on my own home within 3 years of writing this blog post.

The hope is by making this public pledge on my blog I will feel more bound and committed to achieve it - wish me luck! Oh... and if you have any money-saving tips please leave me a comment with them to help we with my challenge!


1 comment:

  1. Love you lots my amazing daughter. My Nan gave me this poem when I was around 16 and had a daunting task ahead of me. It has been one that I have taken determination from over the last 34 years...
    Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
    But, he with a chuckle replied
    That "maybe it couldn’t," but he would be one
    Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
    So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
    On his face. If he worried he hid it.
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

    Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that;
    At least no one has done it";
    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
    And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
    Without any doubting or quiddit,
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
    There are thousands to prophesy failure;
    There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
    But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
    Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
    That "couldn’t be done," and you’ll do it.

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