What do boa constrictors have to do with your retirement savings?
More than you would think!
Experts say that to pursue long-term goals, you must be 50% sure you can achieve your projects. If you're 100% sure of yourself, you won't try because you have nothing to prove. Alternately, if you're 0% sure of success, you won't even bother.
My granddaughter recently showed me the power of hope in going after life goals or financial goals.
"What do you wish for?" I asked her.
"Well, I wish for a snake, but my parents said I can’t have one, so there’s no point in having the wish," she replied.
She wouldn't even imagine a future with a snake because she saw her goal as having zero possibility of happening. I couldn't overrule her parents, but I could dig deeper.
The more we talked about reading books, going to the Zoo, and watching YouTube videos to expand her knowledge and pursue her passion, even without actually owning a snake, the happier she became about her wish.
If you approach your financial goals with this kind of creativity and openness, you will discover that instead of waiting to enjoy your long-term goals, there are likely various ways you may start enjoying life now.