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126 – Watch Out for your “When I’s”

Mar 25, 2024 • 23 min 9 sec

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When does a financial goal become a distraction?

Have you ever found yourself overly fixated on future goals, so much so, that it was a distraction to other parts of your life? Or maybe you reached a goal and felt somewhat disappointed, or that it was anticlimactic? 

Today, we’re diving into the delicate balance between setting ambitious goals and remaining present in your journey.

We’ll explore how to keep your financial goals in perspective while embracing each moment so you can have a more fulfilling and faithful experience on your stewardship journey!


In this episode, John discusses: 

  • Reflecting on goals and making adjustments
  • How “arrival fallacy” can overshadow present joys and opportunities
  • The dangers of “When I” thinking
  • The paradox of planning for the future while living in the present 


Key Takeaways:

  • Springtime is a time of renewal, making it the perfect moment to reflect on your goals.
  • The illusion that reaching a goal will bring lasting happiness can lead to a constant chase for external objectives.
  • The opportunity to find joy in everyday experiences.
  • Be cautious of fixating on future achievements as solutions to present problems. This can hinder our ability to recognize alternative solutions and overlook the blessings that may be right in front of us.
  • Practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and generosity cultivates contentment while we focus on the goals we’re working towards.


“Remember to balance out future goals while you’re still capturing present opportunities and enjoyment, and to find fulfillment in the journey itself.”  



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When does a financial goal become a distraction?

Have you ever found yourself overly fixated on future goals, so much so, that it was a distraction to other parts of your life? Or maybe you reached a goal and felt somewhat disappointed, or that it was anticlimactic? 

Today, we’re diving into the delicate balance between setting ambitious goals and remaining present in your journey.

We’ll explore how to keep your financial goals in perspective while embracing each moment so you can have a more fulfilling and faithful experience on your stewardship journey!


In this episode, John discusses: 

  • Reflecting on goals and making adjustments
  • How “arrival fallacy” can overshadow present joys and opportunities
  • The dangers of “When I” thinking
  • The paradox of planning for the future while living in the present 


Key Takeaways:

  • Springtime is a time of renewal, making it the perfect moment to reflect on your goals.
  • The illusion that reaching a goal will bring lasting happiness can lead to a constant chase for external objectives.
  • The opportunity to find joy in everyday experiences.
  • Be cautious of fixating on future achievements as solutions to present problems. This can hinder our ability to recognize alternative solutions and overlook the blessings that may be right in front of us.
  • Practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and generosity cultivates contentment while we focus on the goals we’re working towards.


“Remember to balance out future goals while you’re still capturing present opportunities and enjoyment, and to find fulfillment in the journey itself.”  



Resources Mentioned:


Click on the links below to learn more about Money Made Faithful:

 

 

 

 

  • FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: @MoneyMadeFaithful

 

  • FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @MoneyMadeFaithful


If this blessed you today, please subscribe, leave a review, and share with someone who you believe will benefit from this message!

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