One Will 'Time Out', One Will 'Burn Out'
"Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality." One will 'time out' and the other will become impatience and 'burn out'.
If you are a Gen X or Boomer it's highly likely you will soon be timed out from the company and job you thought you'd retire from. Skills are timeless, people are not. How are you preparing your skills for transition to the next career or conversely, being financially prepared to live on 50% less?
Millennials who are growing impatient or burning out in a low paying 60/hr a week roles should be intentional, preparing for change and contributing to their career foundation. The stronger the base the taller the career. Example, the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, has a concrete foundation 164 feet below the surface. What skills are below your surface to support your career aspirations?
I could make a similar case for entrepreneurs and small to mid market companies and orgs. You build foundation early and then continually improving, shifting and initiating change to stay relevant and deliver market driven value added product or service.
'Timed Out' or Timeless. The choice is yours and it all starts with preparation.
#WednesdayWisdom quote: Eliyahu Goldratt