“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.“ ~ Mark Twain
This quote seemed to be the perfect way to start things off. Getting started is probably the most important step in just about any task, investing included. Yet it almost always seems to be the hardest.
This Blog, for instance, has been on the To Do List for months (okay, a year!) but despite the explosive growth in social media and awareness of the power of the internet, the ‘Blog Project’ always got pushed to the back burner. It actually wasn’t the difficulty of the task that was the problem; it was the scope of the project and time it would take to understand and do it ‘right’.
The world of investing and finance and wealth can be pretty overwhelming, too. There’s a lot of information to sift through. There’s the anxiety and dread of making the ‘wrong’ choice. This is, after all, your hard-earned savings and retirement we’re talking about.
But like most of the challenges we face, once you get started you’ll probably find that it’s not really as bad as you built it up to be in your mind, especially when you have a plan and a solid support team behind you.
In fact, you may even wonder why you didn’t start sooner…!