Intentional Purposefulness

Welcome to 2013! Yes, the title is redundant. I wrote it intentionally or on purpose to highlight the importance of being intentional in what we do. Among the many monthly observances going on in January I want to call your attention to Financial Wellness Month, Get Organized Month, and National Be On-Purpose Month. I believe there is a good connection between these three.

January is typically a time when people take a look at their finances. It is often this month when people receive their W-2 forms indicating how much money they made in the past year. The dread of doing taxes begins and January is often when the bills start arriving for the money spent on Christmas and the other holidays in December. Many make a New Years resolution to become financially well. Two of the things I believe are necessary for becoming financially well are to get organized and be on purpose or be intentional.

To get our finances well we need to be organized about what we are doing and then do it on purpose. Simple to understand though harder to implement and true for most things. I recommend Dave Ramsey’s material to help people with financial issues. I also recommend the book, The Richest Man in Babylon. To get your finances well this year start by going to the library and checking out some of Ramsey’s books or The Richest Man in Babylon. Then read them and begin applying the principles. Take it one step at a time.

All of this takes some discipline. I read a definition of discipline today that basically says discipline is doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. We can always choose to do what is right. So choose to do what is right and now is a right time to begin. Do this for your finances or any other area you need to be well.

REAL action leads to REAL change.

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