Why did Rocky get up at 4:30 am, drink raw eggs and then go out in the cold and run?Submitted by Financial Planning Solutions, LLC on December 21st, 2017
Remember the movie Rocky?
Why did Rocky get up at 4:30 am, drink raw eggs and then go out in the cold and run?
Plain and simple, he had a goal. (and a burning desire) He knew, that if he did that consistently, went a little further or faster over time, he would get stronger and closer to his ultimate goal. Winning the heavyweight boxing title.
Was it easy? Nope.
We know this was a fictional movie but doing the hard stuff in life to reach an important goal is not fictional. It is done every day by millions of people.
I've sat down with countless people over the years that initially told me they had a goal that was important to them. Retiring by age 55, educating their kids, or even paying off debt.
We would put a plan in place to achieve their goal but some fell short. They wanted to either take a short cut (trying to achieve a higher return on investments that wasn't feasible) or didn't stick with the plan (save $500 a month every month for 10 years)
Could Rocky have taken shortcuts or not stuck with the plan? Walk a few blocks every other day, spend 30 minutes in the gym, or eat crap at every meal? He could have but he wouldn't have won the title.
If you have a financial goal, the good news is, you don't have to get up at 4:30 am, eat raw eggs, and run in the cold.
Believe me, I know how hard it is to develop new positive habits but if you share a goal with me, I promise you to do whatever I can to keep you on track to achieving it.
Were there days Rocky didn't want to get out of bed or doubted himself? You bet. Rocky had his trainer Mickey to motivate him. You have me. The new year is coming. Let's make it a good one. A year from now, you will be glad you did.
I'm here to help.
All the best.
Rick Fingerman, CFP®, CDFA®, CCFS®
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