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By DFM Financial Group (AMP Advice) proud sponsors of ETC BusinessLeaders….

If it was easy to stay motivated, motivational speakers wouldn’t have anyone to speak to. When it comes to reaching your goals, especially the big ones, we’ve all had those days where staying the course can be a challenge.

So here are a few tips for keeping on track

  • Write down your goals. It helps you clarify your thoughts and commit.
    Research shows that if you write your goals down you’ll be around 50% more successful than those who don’t.1
  • Have a plan. To be successful, it helps to have a plan.
    In a recent Australian study, 63% of those surveyed say that not having a plan is the main reason why they feel held back from reaching their goals2.
  • Break it down. By breaking a goal into smaller chunks, it feels more achievable and you can celebrate the smaller successes along the way3.
  • Track your progress. It will keep you focused and motivated.
  • Tell someone. Sharing your goals will keep you accountable and it’s a good way to get encouragement. More than 70% of people who send a weekly update to a friend, achieve their goal, compared to 35%, who keep goals to themselves4.
  • Get back on the wagon. If you have a setback along the way, don’t give up. You’ll learn from it and can move ahead with more confidence.

Plan today, own tomorrow

Like having a plan to build a house, a plan to reach your goals is just as important, and it can help reduce financial stress5.

That’s where we can help. At DFM Financial Group we’re working with AMP to bring you Goals 360, an innovative approach to financial advice that has your goals at the heart. We can help you explore your goals from many angles and develop a personalised financial plan to help you get there. And, if you choose, we can also support you to stay motivated along the way.

Whatever your goal, we’re here to help. Find out how today. Call DFM Financial Group on 1300 725 07 or visit www.amp.com.au/ampadvice/dfmfinancial

1. Fastcompany.com, Goals: the difference between success and failure article, December 2011
2. Dare to dream research report, Financial Planning Association of Australia, August 2016. Statistic based on study of 1016 Australians aged 20-65.
3. Wikihow.com, how to achieve a big goal by breaking it into smaller ones
4. Dominican University, Study on strategies for achieving goals, resolutions, 267 participants, May 2015
5. Financial wellness in the Australian workplace – AMP Kantar TNS report 2016

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