I try to lead my life a bit like one would a business. At the end of every quarter, I list every asset I own in a spreadsheet, come up with a realistic (I tend to go for a slightly low one) estimate for their value that day, and write it all down. Then I calculate my net worth based on it and set myself an ambitious but possible goal to reach the next quarter. I just did my finances for Q2 2017 and found that I had DOUBLED my goal. I wanted to increase my net worth by 25%, but increased it by just about 50% instead, and the feeling is just spectacular! In fact, I reached the goal I had set for Q3 in Q2.
Does anyone else do this? Any experiences or advice to share? I feel it really puts your finances into perspective. You force yourself to make a fair assessment of where you are right now, and you push yourself to reach a goal that is demanding, but ultimately possible.
Maybe I was able to motivate someone with this, that would be pretty cool :)