Same Destination Different Journey

Same Destination Different Journey

So this is Christmas
What have we done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun

John Lennon


By Charles Kelly, Property Solutions Investor, Author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness and creator of Money Tips Podcast.


In this Money Tips Podcast episode:


  1. Allowing time to reach your goal
  2. Time flies faster every year so use it wisely
  3. People overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade
  4. Enjoy the journey


This is the time of year when we think about our goals and resolutions for the coming year. By the time you have read this or listened to this podcast you may have already started work on your goals or may have even given up already! If that’s the case, don’t give up, listen to this podcast.


We have just entered a new decade, and the last one seems to have flown by. Of course, we know that as we get older time seems to go by faster. This is partly due to the fact that a year represents a smaller and smaller proportion of our time the older we get. When we were five years old, a year represented 20% of our life. By the time we reach 20, a year is just 5% of our life. Scientists say that we also perceive time differently as we get older.


As you set your goals for the coming year, make sure you give yourself enough time to achieve them and don’t waste time.


Give yourself reasonable time to go through the steps towards the attainment of your goal or target.

For instance, if you aim to lose 10 kilos, rather than try to lose all of it in one month, you would be better off setting a target of losing one or two kilos per month. You then take the necessary steps to lose that amount of weight each month. More exercise, better diet and so on. Bite size chunks, if you’ll pardon the pun!


The point is to give yourself a reasonable amount of time in which to achieve your goal and to break it down into manageable and achievable steps so you have small successes rather than a big failure and then giving up.


Write it down. Written goals have a far greater chance of coming to pass than wishful thinking.


We all heard the story of fable of the race between the hare and the tortoise. The faster hare flies off at the start of the race but plodding, persistent tortoise eventually wins.


I’ve seen so many tortoise-like plodders win the race against more talented hares with their quiet, consistent determination.


The coming year and decade, will fly by much faster than the last, so use your time wisely. Don’t waste time on frivolous things that have no value, like watching too much TV or spending ten hours a day watching inane videos on social media.


Three facts on time


  1. Time can work for you or against you depending on how you use it.
  2. Time will pass anyway, so why not make the best of it while it lasts.
  3. Time, once past can never be brought back.


People overestimate what they can do in a year and underestimate what they can do in a decade.


Finally, remember to enjoy the journey.


Take the example of going for a walk or a run. You could walk or run full steam ahead to get it over with as quickly as possible and reach your destination. Or you could enjoy the journey, appreciate the trees, the birds or beautiful buildings along the way.


Same destination, different journey.


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