Sunday, September 12, 2010

Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch!

Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch!

Hi! I haven't posted to this blog in a long time. I trust you are well.

I recently wrote a new goal-setting article entitled Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch!

If you're interested in reading it, I'll tell you how to do so for free in a moment. But for now what I want to do is discuss some key lessons that I've found to be useful in accomplishing significant endeavours in both my personal and professional life. I hope you find this listing of those 7 lessons, and my brief elaborations, useful:

1. The first lesson is what I like to call The Principle of Small Steps. It is self-explanatory, so I won't waste your time by explaining it here. If you're interested, though, you may read more about it in Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch!

2. The second is the importance of NOT confusing a primary goal with an ancillary effect. Know for sure what it is that is truly important to you.

3. Third, track progress toward your important goal on a monthly basis. Doing so too often will prove frustrating, while doing so not often enough will cause you to miss out on the rich benefits of regular progress checks.

4. Fourth, when it comes to savings goals, don't lump all savings together. There are four different time horizons you should consider in this regard. You'll find more details here: Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch!

5. Fifth, don't chase after money for money's sake. The price you'll pay in terms of soul-destruction is too high.

6. Sixth, read voraciously and commit to lifelong learning.

7. Seventh, find your personal 'voice' and share that with the world with a view to making our tiny, interconnected planet a better place.

I hope you find those 7 brief ideas helpful to you in the week ahead. As always, thanks for dropping by. If you have any constructive thoughts on ways to achieve abiding, significant success, then please do leave a comment below.

You are always welcome to read some of my free articles on financial planning, goal-setting and time management at, or to help yourself to my free learning resources at my site's Gift Centre. Also, if you live in Malaysia, preferably in or close to Seremban and the Klang Valley, AND if you would like to consider using my services to attain long-term goals, you are welcome to learn about my financial planning, retirement planning or life planning consulting services by reading my bio. Thank you and take care.

Warmest regards,


Rajen Devadason is CEO of RD Book Projects and its sister company RD WealthCreation Sdn Bhd. He lives in sunny, peaceful Malaysia with his gorgeous wife Rachel. He's a Malaysian Securities Commission-licensed financial planner, a life planning consultant, a professional speaker and a serial author... which probably explains why he's so exhausted! Some of his books are available here, and, if you're interested, here are some quotations he reckons are accurate, bold or cool.

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