Where are you at in the soccer game of life?

October 11, 2012Post by Laura Humphreys

Someone once told me that life is like a game of soccer.  It’s a game of two halves. In the first half you are becoming an adult and you’re full of energy. You’re also a bit stupid and you have all your learning experiences and make all your mistakes. And then you have your second half of your life where you accept that you are going to die one day and the quality of life becomes important.  Your priorities change and the focus of where you put your energy changes.

Where are you right now in the soccer game of life?

Are you less than age forty?  Are you still in the first half?  If you are this is a critical time.  The decisions you make in the first half influence how you get to live the second half. If you look at it like a game of soccer and you play your guts out in the first half,  score all the goals you can and you go into the half time on top with the other team in defence, then the second half can be a lot easier. But if you don’t score any goals and you just laze around the pitch in the first half then you have to play really, really hard in the second half.   If you are less than forty and still playing the first half of your soccer game, you can make choices now to play a game that sets you up well for the second half.   This is a critical and blessed time for you.

If like me you’re in your forties you are at half time. You’re looking now at the second half going, “What do I want to do now? How can I make sure that what I do in the next 10 years sets me up for the rest of my life? So that I can really enjoy and make a difference with that second half of my life.

If you are already well into the second half, you are looking for ways to get on top while there’s still time.  Smart thinking, clear forecasting and strategic planning are your key game plan items now.   If you haven’t already created your financial freedom, if you are still working hard in your business, NOW is the time to engineer your exit.  Smart and fast will be your tactics.

From the desk of liber8yourbusiness. Business mentors and experts in small business exit strategies.