Neligan Financial: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Life is a series of milestones, isn’t it? Your first day at school, your last, your first job, your last, marriage and children to name just the major ones. But I wonder if you settled into life and accepted this it for you now?
Do you remember as a child what you said you wanted to be when you grew up?
But then life happened, and whilst you hit milestones you also found yourself on a career trajectory different to the one that the wide-eyed child imagined. Some may fulfil their childhood ambitions but for many life takes a different course and we accept where we are and who we are.
But what if we don’t accept that we ever have to grow up? Not in the Peter Pan sense but in the fact that we don’t have to accept our current trajectory is the one we have to stay on. Who we are doesn’t have to be the same as who we will be.
Whether we are mid-career or looking ahead at retirement we always have opportunity to grow and achieve different milestones.
Take retirement, it doesn’t have to be the time when you stop growing and go from day to day led by a humdrum routine. Rather it is an opportunity to do something completely different and become the person you always wanted to be but never took the opportunity.
As you pass through life’s milestones it doesn’t mean that doors to previous ambitions shut for good.
There will no doubt be financial implications for such a decision and financial planning ensures you are using your money to give you the best life possible. If you want a plan for the rest of your life get in touch.
Andrew Neligan is a Chartered and Certified Financial PlannerTM and owner of Neligan Financial