Track, measure and Visualize!!!
When I go for regular jog along Punggol Promenade and Punggol Waterway, I do it "naked"
without musical to my ears along the long and boring kilometres ahead. I depend on distance visually sighted milestones and distance marking along the track to tell me how much slog to go.
Likewise, in my long-term investing, I use charts, graphs, and absolute numbers to visually tell me how am I doing? How far more to go before I can rest my tired feet?
Sometime, I realize that these hours of slogging is never a fun thing to do whenever I jog past that Pub along Punggol Promenade looking up and seeing some people happily drinking cold beer.
Visually guided investing goals
You may not realize the power of visually guided long-term investing goals until you actually visualize it while updating your portfolio. It may be like long-distance "naked" jogging, when the distance milestone becomes visually sighted, we somehow recover some lost energy to move forward even though we may be damned tired.