Even if you don’t know exactly where you’re going if you keep moving you will get to a point where what you have learned, lived and loved gets you to a better place than before.
You just have to take a look far into the horizon from time to time to see that you are heading to a nicer place.
If you stop moving (physically, mentally and professionally) you will expire.
In my personal and professional life movement is what keeps me going. Only when I stop for long periods of time have I been sick or depressed. I have been around for 43 years and have lived ups and downs in my life.
When in my 20’s all I wanted to be was my own boss, an entrepreneur, and started my own restaurant with some friends. We grew up to 8 restaurants and some nice income on the way up.
In my 30’s all I wanted was to get the beautiful wife, a house, a car, some kids and a dog. Once I got them all I wanted to grow professionally.
Seeing that the restaurant industry was staying static and that I couldn’t move more freely in my own company I decided to take some air. I retired at 40 (something I really wanted to achieve when I was 20).
If I would’ve stayed in the same place, as of today May 2020 I would be in a very complicated situation: in a company with closed stores, no income, massive layoffs and bills to pay.
So movement, patience and time were that got me to this place where I am now.
I have helped startups, worked in some cool projects hand on hand with entrepreneurs and at the end saw that retirement wasn’t for me.
I got a job in a new industry and in a new and exciting role.
Now I am moving more freely in a startup-like environment, as an employee, taking measured risks (without the financial pressure of people depending on me) and earning a fixed income to support my family.
Just keep moving, fail often fail hard and try not to step on the same stone twice (or thrice)
Alejandro Franco ISR at CyberArk
CyberArk – Enterprise Privileged Access Management