I sometimes think of a remarkably astute and perhaps somewhat humorous saying credited to the musical superstar John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” There appears to be several other versions of this, all being so true! The trouble is most of us don’t realise this except in retrospect and then life has already happened. Perhaps we should all look at life differently, with a philosophical change. How about plan for the future, but, live life one day at a time….food for thought?
The key in my opinion is to find passions in your own life that excite you and acting on these whilst you are busy making other plans. There is certainly nothing wrong with making plans and those who do are often goal driven who become successful in their own right. Examples of passions include reading, surfing, dancing, exercising, cooking, volunteering, watching movies, bush walking, golf and cycling. For those who are still active in the workplace, finding a passion is crucial, as this will to an extent, provide balance to the working life. Having said this, it is also crucial for those retired from the workplace, to find their passion, in order to live life to the fullest in that chapter of their lives.
The world is made up of billions of people, all with different personalities. Some are born into fortunate situations, others are not. If you haven’t found what you like doing while you’re busy making plans, set some time aside to find your passion. While you are doing that, help the person next to you do the same thing. I know what I love doing. Good luck in finding out what you love, if you haven’t already found it???
Author: Mark Cadman
Mark is a partner of Link Property Services in Sydney NSW. Mark is located in the Link Property Services Silverwater office.