It’s time to #MakeThisTheYear

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It’s time to #MakeThisTheYear

Our Retire Successfully theme for 2017 is #MakeThisTheYear.

Yes, why not make 2017 the year?  And don’t allow the usual objections to hold you back … I am not sure if it is the right time. What will others say?  What if I fail?  Doesn’t that seem a bit selfish?

So often, regret happens because we put many of our dreams on hold, waiting for the perfect time. Ask yourself: when is the perfect time? Will it ever come? Let’s not miss doing the things we have always wished we had.  The time I share with clients in life planning meetings is always extremely special, as clients express verbally, often for the first time, those dreams they have cherished, but buried deep.  They may never have even acknowledged the desire clearly to themselves, but quietly waited for the perfect time for this nascent desire to come to light.

Often, just verbalising and sharing the idea, knowing that someone else recognises that desire, makes it more possible to realise.

The NOW is what is important.  Today, look at January 2017 and say:  I am going to #MakeThisTheYear.

Whether it is having a difficult conversation, going on that trip, joining a dance group, or just having some fun, what is important is having the courage and the willingness to make it a reality.

So, today is the perfect day to start.

A Chartered couple in a recent life planning meeting shared with me that when they give friends who need encouragement a copy of Dr Seusss book: Oh The Places You’ll Go. The book opens with these inspirational words:

Congratulations 

Today is your day

You’re off to Great Places!

You’re off and away!

And ends

So … Be your name Buxhaum or Bixby or Bray

Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O ‘Shea,

You’re off to great places!

Today is your Day!

Your Mountain is waiting

So…..get on your way!

So whatever your mountain, #NoMoreExcuses #JustGoForIt #Make this the year.

I look forward to hearing from you what you are going to do in 2017.

Best Wishes

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By | 2017-07-11T12:20:58+00:00 Jan 3, 2017|News, Retirement|0 Comments

About the Author:

Kim Potgieter

Kim is a Director and Head of Life Planning at Chartered Wealth Solutions. Kim’s vision is to change the way people view retirement in South Africa. She strongly believes that retirement should be seen as a new life chapter, encouraging her clients at Chartered Wealth Solutions to retire to something and not from something.

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