Although there are not too many Donald Trump’s or Tiger Woods amongst us, we’ve all set out to accomplish certain things and have achieved them. Whether it’s good health, financial security, a better education or a nicer home for our family, we know the importance of having dreams and making progress towards them.
What a recession teaches us is that it’s one trick to get there and a whole other trick to hang on. A lot of people had to give up on the dreams they had built over these last 2 years. You can put it down to bad luck or bad timing but in many cases it was forgetting to work as hard to hang on to what we’ve achieved as we had to work to achieve them in the first place. The hard work doesn’t stop. For those who waited too long to react it was bad news in a big way.
For those of us still fighting our way back to better times, we have lots of company. At the recent annual dinner put on by The Toronto Transportation Club the spirits of the 600 attendees were notably more positive than the year previous. There is a light at the end of the tunnel but we’re all packing some extra batteries in case it takes longer to see an illuminated economy than anticipated. We won’t take the success we’ve realized over the past 6 months for granted… it was too hard to come by.
Lee’s quote for the day
“One of my father’s favourite sayings was ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going.’ What he failed to share with me was how often and how long the going would be.”