you must have a plan and take calculated risks

We are all going through uncertain and challenging times. But guess what? Adversities and obstacles bring with them new opportunities as well. 

The “old normal” is gone for good. And if you want to attain long-term success in the new world, you must have a plan — a definite chief aim — and be willing to take calculated risks.

We have all seen that no job — essential service or otherwise — is secure and permanent. The world doesn’t owe you anything. Whether you like it or not, here’s the harsh truth: Nobody is entitled to a salary. Having an advanced degree from a prestigious university or business school along with a stellar work experience doesn’t mean that you’ll always have a job at hand and experience lasting financial vitality. Nah, things don’t work that way in the real world.

In the long run, your financial success is directly proportional to the quality of your contribution to the world. You only get paid for the value that you create and bring to the marketplace, it’s as simple as that. 

Now is not the time to retreat, but it’s time to strategize, to hustle with a conscious and open mind. It’s time to experiment and take prompt decisions. As Niccolò Machiavelli wrote, “All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.”

Don’t get bogged down by the challenges that lie in front of you, instead muster the courage to face them head on and come up with a potent plan that’ll help you attain and sustain financial abundance in the long-term.