Focus on Progress, not Perfection

Progress comes in small steps – not all at once.  Jude Budreaux has some great ideas for focusing on progress – not perfection.

Steve

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When I work with families, they tend to share a few characteristics

– They’re incredibly bright, which makes them good at seeing lots of possibilities in situations which leads to success but also leads to massive amounts of worry and indecision on some complicated issues

– They’ve been achievers for most of their lives, having success throughout school and a history of receiving accolades

– They’re achieving the financial success that they always expected, but are now quite hesitant to make decisions and take steps forward.

I think these 3 characteristics are all related, and work together to create a storm of fear and indecision for the big choices they face. If you’ve always gotten praise and pats on the back, making choices that might not be right can fill you with fear. Add onto that the cost and burden of not making good choices in this area, such as not being able to provide educations and retire with the comfortable lifestyle that you’ve envisioned, and it becomes incredibly difficult to make any moves at all.

Yet, for many of us that find the above characteristics familiar, amazing is what has gotten us this far. We’re collectively talented, focused, successful, and used to doing things that to many are amazing. So, how can you get started on your financial future if amazing is the bar that you have to meet to feel good?

read the complete article here: Focus on Progress, not Perfection | Fee-Only Certified Financial Planner based in New Orleans – Upperline Financial Planning.

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