Preparedness and Planning

How do you set, prepare for, and achieve your goals? Do you have a process of brainstorming ideas for goals, whether long-term or short-term? Do you write them down and map out a process to obtain your goals? Once you have established your goals, how do you keep yourself accountable throughout the process?

These are all key points of consideration when mapping out the goals you aim to achieve throughout your life. Whether they are financial goals, relationship goals, or general lifestyle goals, creating a detailed and solid plan and process will always lead to a better chance of you achieving what you set your mind to.

Don’t be afraid to get your goals down on paper, along with an action item list that details what needs to be completed in order to accomplish your dreams. Having a written reminder in place provides the opportunity to develop a form of accountability. It allows you to always have something to look at and work towards while also serving as a constant reminder of what you have said you want to accomplish.

Working towards our goals and accomplishing them is what we do throughout life. Don’t let the opportunity to achieve what you want slide through the cracks by not developing a solid strategy. Proper planning is the key to any strategy, all it takes is for you to take the first step.

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso

Garret Colao, CFP®, CSLP®

Author: Garret Colao, CFP®, CSLP®

As a financial advisor based in North Star’s Minneapolis office, Garret Colao focuses on helping his clients develop and maintain a sound financial strategy, while also integrating the appropriate risk management and investing strategies. Working primarily with individuals in Minnesota and Florida, Garret works with young professionals across a variety of industries, including physicians, veterinarians, and lawyers.

Garret is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and CRI Securities, LLC.

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