You’ve recently taken steps to pay down your debt. You’ve made a game plan and you’re sticking to it. It’s going well, you’ve made a lot of gains but you’re afraid your head isn’t in the game anymore and you’re worried you’re going to fumble. If you can just keep your eye on the ball and not allow yourself to get tackled by frustration and self-doubt, you’ll make it all the way into the end zone! It’s time to hunker down and stay focused on getting out of debt.
One of the most important things you can do is to look at the big picture. What is it you want to accomplish when you’re finally free of debt? Do you want to work less? Go on a vacation? Perhaps you’ll be able to afford to move or buy a house. Or maybe, your plan is simply to enjoy a life free of financial worry. Whatever the reason, don’t lose track! Put a picture of your goal on the fridge. Make it your computer screensaver. You should be reminded of it every day.
If you feel you might get sacked by lack of focus, try these things to help you keep your eye on the ball while paying down your debt.
Paying off your debt isn’t going to happen overnight. Just like football, it takes a lot of dedication, stamina, and focus to win the game. You may feel like the underdog and that you’ll never come from behind but if you can stick to the game plan and keep your eye on the ball, you can be a debt-free winner! Go, team!