This is it, you’ve come to the end of the 100 steps mission, you’ve set important new goals, maybe already completed a few along the way, you’ve implemented new habits, have learned a wealth of information on finances (excuse the pun) and most importantly you have started your mission to financial independence, getting closer with each step that you take.
But despite getting to the end of these 100 steps, you aren’t there yet. Financial Independence is not achieved by reading about money, it is achieved by taking action daily and sticking to it. Remember the examples of people who give up smoking or start a new diet and how often they fail and give up their resolutions alltogether? You’ve come to the second most important point on your mission. The single most important one was when you embarked on this mission and decided to take action and change your situation. Your next most important moment is now and it is your determination to continue with your mission, stick to your habits, keep learning and persist progressing towards financial independence.
With all that you have learned til now and everything you’ve started, now is the time to make a new commitment to keep financial independence as one of your top priorities for tomorrow, next week, the next month, next year, the next 5 years and indeed the rest of your life. Don’t let all you’ve learned and done go to waste. Don’t allow for your hard work to have all been in vain. Keep tracking your monthly spending, making a new budget, noting down your networth, reviewing your investment strategy and tracking your progress towards your various financial goals whenever you can.
This very last step of this mission is the step that connects all previous ones and that turns it into a perpetual cycle of a continuous mission. Step 100 is essentially step 0 again, though you won’t be repeating previous steps as your starting point now is no longer the same. You are continuously improving your situation and entering the mission on a level 2.
To help you not lose track, to stick to your mission and to make it easier to know what to do and how often, there is checklist at the end of this step with an overview of all the 100 steps along with a guideline of how often to review each step, so that you can easily refer to this list on a regular basis, see how you are doing and make sure you stick to your plan of reaching financial independence.
Step 100 – Stick to your Mission – in Detail:
- Print off the list below and go through the steps one by one.
- Make sure you know what each step entails or if not, refer back to the various steps before.
- Each step has a recommended time frame to review:
- daily – implement these step into your daily routine, either in the morning or in the evening.
- weekly – find a set moment each week, maybe a specific night or weekend day for these steps
- monthly – complete these towards the start or end of the month.
- trimesterly, bi-yearly and yearly – steps to complete at a less regular interval. Some require an actual step like all the previous ones, whereas others are mainly meant to be reviewed so you can analyze that you are contuing to stick to a plan that still works for you.
- Schedule in these steps the way that works best: by putting it in your calendar, carrying the list with you or by setting up your own system.
- Most importantly remember that your circumstances might change with time and that you need to make sure your financial plan changes with them.
That’s it. I know I might have made it sound very easy at times and that many times it might not have been that easy, but remember that your motivation and determination are the most important driving factors to success. If you really want it, you WILL be able to achieve it. Good luck with it all and hopefully see you on the other side of your mission to financial independence!
Read more about my 100 steps mission to financial independence or simply decide to take control today and join us on our step-by-step quest on how to make your finances work for you, starting with step 1.