Golden Tax Relief - January 2019

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This may surprise some readers, but I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. For me, making a change just because of an arbitrary date doesn't make much sense. The new year may be motivating for the first few days, but unless your goal can be accomplished by Jan. 3, you’d better find another source of inspiration. After all, U.S. News estimates that a whopping 80 percent of us give up on our resolutions by February. This is not to say that I’m against setting goals. On the contrary, I think it’s necessary to have a plan you can stick to in order to make positive changes

I’ve made in my own life, I’ve noticed a pattern. Whatever our goals may be, the biggest obstacle in our way is often our own self-doubt. It’s easy to let all the “what-ifs” and “but thens” get to us if we let them. That’s why it’s important to remind ourselves that we only need to fret about the things we can actually control. I’ll use my own experience as an example. Being a graduate from ‘Bama, I’m naturally a pretty big football fan. I’m not proud to admit it, but I used to get a little too into the games. I was your classic armchair quarterback, yelling at

we can’t change and stress ourselves out over situations we can’t control. What happens if you put all that energy toward something you can change? These don’t have to be big things at first, just small accomplishments that let you know “Yes, I am in control. Yes, I can change my situation.” When it comes to the things we can control, my approach is simple: Never shy away from getting something done, and done will always be better than perfect. See, perfection is another one of those hangups we let stall us from reaching for our dreams. It’s like author Les Brown says: “The graveyard is the richest place on earth because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled.” We all have a limited stay on this good earth, so let's make it count. Life’s too short to get tangled up in things we can’t control or make perfect. Whatever your dreams for the new year may be, I wish you the best of luck in making them a reality!

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled.”

in your life or business. I just feel that the driving force for this effort needs to come from yourself and can happen at any time of year, not just Jan. 1. More resolutions would be successful if we rethought how we view them. In my line of work, I see plenty of people grapple with financial goals, and I’m lucky to be able to lend a helping hand. Between this work and the changes

the coaching staff through the television as if they could actually hear me. And if we lost, I took it personally and let it affect my life. After a lot of reflection and conscious effort, I finally realized I was putting far too much weight into something I had no power over. Whether with football, taxes, or just life in general, I feel like many of us have a tendency to do this. We fixate on things



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