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#48 – December 19, 2022
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Wise: End-of-year thoughts
I like the idea of starting the new year with a different focus. A year is enough time to make a lot of things happen.
While we can achieve a lot in a year, we can still get frustrated if we’re not realistic. Taking the time to think about what you want to do in the upcoming year will make sure you get a good start.
I started doing this every year in 2015, and seven years later, I feel that things are falling into place a little bit more every year.
First, I mastered my mind, then my career, then my finances, then everything else. And I feel my social life is also much better than before.
No one can make a significant impact by doing something for a week or a month. Mastering skills, working on your character, and building relationships take time.
If you’re chasing your dreams, never quit too early. Keep at it. Read more in my end-of-year thoughts article. Happy Holidays.
Wealthy: Little actions
As Warren Buffett once said: “It’s pretty easy to get well-to-do slowly. But it’s not easy to get rich quick.”
Whether you’re training for a marathon or working towards financial independence, your best bet is to aim for consistency. What is consistency when it comes to wealth?
Financial consistency is about moderation and perfect execution of your strategy.
A financially consistent person is dedicated to getting richer just a little bit, year after year. It’s about doing the least amount of saving and investing to grow one’s net worth.
If you are financially consistent, it’s a guarantee you will become wealthier over time. It’s all about how well you execute the little things.
Over the years, I’ve identified many small financial actions that sound obvious but few people execute consistently. Here they are.
One interesting thing
I had the idea for the little actions article a while but didn’t write it until I read The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel.
I was struck by the similar mindset of a good investor and a good athlete. Friel, a renowned endurance sports coach, explains the power of consistency:
“If you are consistent, you will race faster. It’s not how hard the workouts are. It’s how consistently you train. Consistent trumps difficult every time.”
It’s all about the moderate effort which you can keep up, day in, and day out.
Thanks for reading! I hope you found this edition of Wise & Wealthy useful.
All the best,
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