Your Money Really Matters: Turn back the hands of time

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Tyrone Davis, in 1970, recorded the hit song, “Turn Back the Hands of Time” in which he describes his yearning for a lost love.

Tyrone Davis, in 1970, recorded the hit song, "Turn Back the Hands of Time" in which he describes his yearning for a lost love.

If you could turn back your financial hands of time, what would you do differently? Of course we don’t have the luxury of turning back the financial hands of time because the historical hands of time are tied and that story is forever written in our past. However, our present and future is in our hands today.

What is your vision?

What is your vision for your family five, 10, 20 or 40 years from now? How old will you be? How old will your spouse and children be? What will you be doing? Who will you have worked for? Where will you be living? What will your lifestyle be like? What will you have accomplished?

Creating a vision begins by dreaming big dreams. Dreaming big dreams is not daydreaming, but it is first understanding your values. What things are important to you. When your values are clear, your decisions are easily made. The opposite is also true, when your values are not clear, making good decisions is extremely difficult.

Next, develop your own inspiring vision of success. This is a mental picture of your mission and purpose being fulfilled. Professionally you might vision yourself as leading a team of researchers, or managing a large operation or running your own business. Along with this professional vision will be your vision of your family in the future, your relationships and your spiritual growth.

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