Imagine if you could.
You’re sat in your GP’s office and she’s just told you that you have terminal cancer.
In an instant you now become fully aware of what matters most to you.
Things that 1 minute earlier had seemed critically important suddenly appear meaningless.
People, and things, that actually matter to you, all at once take on more significance.
Perhaps work isn’t actually that important. Perhaps spending time with your children, or grandchildren, is a better use of your time.
Perhaps arguing over some trivial matter is a complete waste of time. But instead choosing to spend time finally writing your book, or giving back to your community, will provide you much deeper satisfaction.
Waiting to be told you’re dying shouldn’t be the catalyst for making positive and decisive changes in your life. Fear of not being able to afford to make those changes shouldn’t stop you either.
Embrace the life you want to lead. Then find yourself a caring and empathetic financial planner who will help to put a robust plan in place to ensure you achieve all that you want to in the time you have left.
Remembering, life’s not a rehearsal, and there’s a big wide world out there.