I had a bit of a breakthrough this past week when reading my DMP. My listed goals are mostly short term and focus mostly on achieving financial liberty. And there is nothing wrong with that, and I certainly have a burning desire to achieve those goals. But what happens next?
Some thoughts that have floating around in my mind for a long time finally crystallized. Education has always been an important part of my life and I’m eternally grateful that I was able to pursue a university degree without worrying about the cost – not because my family had the resources (we didn’t) but because, in those days, the only barriers were desire and ability. And after three degrees, my total debt was $1000. Sounds like a fairy tale now. I want my nieces and nephews (and their children) to have the advantages that I had – the ability to pursue their dreams. So my plan is to establish a family trust that will provide loans to cover education or business start up costs. The trust will be named after my parents because of the love and values that they have bestowed on family (and continue to do so).
So, how am I going to fund this trust? At the moment, I have no idea. But one of the most important things that I’ve learned over the past year is to focus on the what – the how will reveal itself eventually.
Part of this week’s lesson popped out at me this morning:
We can only see what already exists in the objective world, but what we visualize, already exists in the spiritual world, and this visualization is a substantial token of what will one day appear in the objective world, if we are faithful to our ideal.
I plan to be faithful. And I know that I won’t be able to achieve this without the help of others – a mastermind.
Have a great week!