Earlier this week I was speaking with a coaching client about the vision board she was creating for 2020.
As is common she had cut out from magazines a numerical financial goal.
I offered a suggestion to instead include a vision for the type of person she’d like to become in relation to money. For example, define the vision as “become a person who is good with money”.
To add colour and depth to that vision below is a contrast of the behaviours and feelings that support the identity of being ‘good’ with money.
If you prefer to be more specific with your vision, you could choose any one of those characteristics of being financially fit as your vision of who you will become.
In committing to become that characteristic, such as ‘financially fit’ you will embed new habits that will nurture you long after you’ve achieved any monetary goal.
As James Clear explains in Atomic Habits, focus on developing new, healthier habits and the results will take care of themselves. Your process will determine your progress.