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1-2-1 February 2022

1-2-1: Keep your eyes on the prize and being present

Happy One 2 One Day!

Here is 1 tip, 2 quotes, and 1 habit to consider this month. 

1 Tip: Keep your eyes on the prize

According to a recent survey, 43% of Americans say their #1 financial goal for 2022 is to save more money. If this is something you think about, you are not alone. But how will you go about actually making this happen? 

If the prospect of saving money seems overwhelming, think about starting small. What is reasonable for your lifestyle? Is it possible to do without a few coffees per month? 

Make a list of items that are nice to have or “extra,” and consider what you can do without. See what you can set aside per week and transfer this money to a savings account. Even better, consider automating the process and have it deducted each month from your paycheck. Keep your eyes on the prize, and watch your savings grow.

2 Quotes from Others

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein

“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1 Habit - Being Present

Chop wood, carry water.

With our focus on the future, we don’t want to diminish the importance of living in the moment. The many distractions in our lives often take us away from the present. 

Consider the old Zen expression, “Chop wood, carry water.” You must do each task one at a time, with concentrated effort and focus, and you can’t do them both at once. 

So, it is with our daily living. If you live each moment wholeheartedly, you will experience time in a deeper and more meaningful way.