By: John Sikkema, Director of Global Partners
All too often, as I connect with business men and women around Australia, I hear myself often saying, “There’s no perfect plan or perfect moment, so don’t wait for it!”
In my book, ‘Enriched:Re-defining Wealth‘, I highlight seven principles that challenge people’s road blocks to pursuing an enriched life. Principle #6 is exactly this, waiting for a perfect plan or moment is no longer an option.
People often ask me when they should jump into a second-half career or a career that is based on meaning and purpose. I always urge them to be just as ‘reckless’ and impulsive as they were when they were younger.
Too many people become more cautious and conservative as they get older, avoiding risks at all costs. Many are wanting all of their ‘ducks lined up’ before they will take the leap of faith to act. I know of a few mates who love the idea of a much more enriched second half but who have spent five years working on the perfect plan and waiting for the perfect moment. If you wait for the perfect moment, you’ll never get there because the perfect moment doesn’t exist.__________
Reclaim the spirit of adventure that defined you in your earlier years! Approach this new career with the same energy and fearlessness that fueled your ambition when you were twenty and all you had was half a chance!