Aloha! Today is Christmas Day, 2014. Whether you actually celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or any holiday or none at all, this is traditionally a very happy time of the year for all of us. It’s a time to be with family and friends.
It’s also a time to look back and reflect on what was hopefully a very joyous 2014. Perhaps you bought a new home and have decorated it, making it your own for years to come. Maybe you picked up a rental and are enjoying the fruits of your savvy investment in the form of monthly deposits.
Or maybe you were able to sell your house, either profiting from the proceeds or re-investing via 1031 exchange into a new property.
Did you avoid a foreclosure? Sell via short sale? Finally get a tiring mortgage off your back? Congratulate yourself – sometimes the best way to move to forward is to remove something, not gain something else. Removing a stressful debt like a mortgage can be incredibly uplifting and give you a fresh start heading into the new year.
Now is also a good time (after unwrapping presents!) to start writing down some concrete goals for 2015. We all have things we want to accomplish, but it’s been proven over and over again that actually writing down goals increases our chances of achieving them dramatically. Did you practice goal setting for 2014? If not, now is a great time to begin!
No matter how you choose to celebrate the season, we hope it’s a wonderful one for you and all your loved ones!