Oftentimes, people remain stuck in their financial rut because they just don’t know where and how to begin to make that change. Does that sound like you or someone you know? Below I share 5 steps that you need to take to master your money, beginning with a change in your mindset.

(1) Change your mindset. It’s all in your thinking. Did you know you can think your way to success? Yes you can. “What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become.”

(2) Have a game plan. You cannot run your life effectively without goals and aspirations. The same holds true for your money. You must have a plan in place in order to begin mastering your money.

(3) Execute with realistic expectations. Don’t expect to get rich overnight or that all your financial issues will be fixed as soon as you put your plan in place. Realize that it takes time and be patient.

(4) Work hard and keep at it. Do not be weary in well doing. Keep pushing. Keep striving until you achieve your established goal. Stay committed; stay disciplined. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ~ Jim Rohn

(5) Celebrate the successes along the way. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ~ Oprah Winfrey