We all have non-negotiable goals in life. These are goals you can’t compromise on, and they may range from tangibles like owning a car or house to non-tangibles like getting a quality education or enjoying a stress-free retirement. Whether big or small, these goals require a lot of work and commitment to achieve. To help you stay on track with your non-negotiable goals, AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, shares some simple tips you can follow:
- List down your non-negotiable goals and their target date.
To help you stay on track of your non-negotiable goals, it’s a good idea to write them down. It may seem deceptively simple, but experts have considered this to be very effective in achieving your ambitions. For each goal, be sure to add your reasoning, a gameplan and a timeline of when you want to accomplish them. This will help boost your motivation and help you stay focused. For example, if you’re planning to build a substantial amount for an emergency fund, know how much you want to set aside and for how long in order to reach your desired amount.
- Don’t compare your progress to others.
Each person has his or her own unique journey. So when it comes to fulfilling your goals, avoid making comparisons because that might only discourage you, especially when you feel someone has accomplished more. Trust your own pace and strive to stay focused on how you can improve yourself. Also, take valuable lessons from other people’s life experiences, such as TED Talk speakers, and apply it to your own journey if possible.
- Follow through.
The highest level of integrity is achieved when you follow through with what you say you’re going to do. This is how successful people attract big opportunities — people trust that they’ll keep their word. But as you follow through on your promise to others, you must also stay true to the commitments you made to yourself. If you’re constantly putting off all your life goals, you’ll never bring them to fruition. Stick to what you say you’re going to do — pursue your goals, dreams, and ideas!
- Prioritize well.
Too often, we are quick to abandon our goals and responsibilities to tend to other people’s needs. But remember, your dreams and goals are your own and no one can accomplish them but you. This means setting boundaries and knowing when to say yes and when to say no so you’re not constantly allowing others to lose sight of your own priorities. It’s good to help others, but be sure to put yourself first!
- Monitor your progress.
When it comes to monitoring your goals, planning and organizing your time is key. Have a notebook or a planner ready to list down your specific goals and be sure to tick off everything you have achieved so far. Tracking what you have accomplished is a big part of keeping your confidence and motivation high. Don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments, too!
AXA Philippines continues to be your partner in helping you stay focused with the Target Date Fund, a Philippine peso-denominated fund that helps manage and grow your investment so you can achieve your long-term goals. With AXA’s expertise in fund management, you’re assured that your funds are taken care of amid changing market conditions.Customers also have the flexibility to choose the date of their desired investment goal completion (2030, 2035, 2040, and 2045). They can also opt to remain invested in the fund even after reaching their target date as the fund can still provide the capital growth given its remaining allocation growth assets.
Achieve your non-negotiable goals by trying out these tips and with the help of AXA’s Target Date Fund. To know more, visit https://www.axa.com.ph/savings-investment/asset-master.