Financial Freedom: Getting Started
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
If you are like the average American, you have spent far too little time exercising in the past year. This puts you in the vast majority of your countrymen, as it is not hard to find studies and statistics demonstrating that Americans, by-in-large, are out of shape. Because being out of shape is so frequent, it is very common to see some version of exercise more as the number one resolution people make each New Year. For those that accomplish their resolution, there is a great deal of sweat and sacrifice between the making of this resolution and the end goal. However, sweat and sacrifice are not easy things for many to endure. Because of this, many start out with good intentions but fail to even make the first step of doing any actual exercise.
Taking the first step in a process that you know will require sacrifice can be a difficult step to make. It becomes increasingly difficult if you are not exactly sure what you should be doing. For example, you may know that you should eat less fast food and exercise more, but you lack knowledge about exactly what exercises you should be doing and what foods you should be eating. Furthermore, taking the first step becomes extremely difficult if you lack the faith that your hard work and sacrifice will result in your desired results. This is true whether your journey is to get in shape or to obtain financial freedom.
Those facing the first step in a long journey often make one of three choices:
1) They recognize the journey, would like to reach the destination, but don’t attempt to make that first step. This is often accompanied by self-rationalization to justify the decision. The excuses will come in many creative forms, and they will always be used to help justify that inaction is the correct course for now. Naturally there will always be a later!
2) They make the first step but don’t seek additional guidance to assist them achieve their goal. For example, they might sign up for a gym membership but ignore the trainer when he/she offers their assistance.
3) They make the first step and seek additional guidance to help give them every advantage they can get. For example, instead of immediately hitting the weights and treadmill, this individual sits down with the trainer to develop a plan of action that fits their individual circumstances. The trainer then uses their expertise to develop a plan that optimizes the chances of success for the individual.
Where the local gym trainer can assist you in your journey to get in shape, Rich Dad Education elite trainers and mentors share their expertise on a daily basis helping Rich Dad Education students achieve financial freedom. It is the mission of Rich Dad Education to assist everyone it comes in contact with to become financially literate. Rich Dad Education believes achieving financial freedom is something each and every student can accomplish. This is the motivation that drives the company and pushes its employees, trainers, and mentors each and every day.
The most important step in the entire journey is usually the one people often fail to take, the first step. The first step is often filled with fear and doubt, yet the moment the step is taken each of these start to subside. After the first step, motion occurs and excuses diminish. It is an action that is extremely powerful as it can create motivation and momentum that had been dormant for a long period of time. Your quest to achieving financial freedom may take a thousand miles, so there is no better day to take that first step than today.