Back in the Cold War era, people were obsessed with the prospect of a nuclear Armageddon. As a result, there was a thriving niche business in the construction of bunkers as people sought to protect themselves from what they thought was the inevitable result of tension between superpowers.
Thankfully, those bunkers weren’t needed, but the concept of building something before you need it is still relevant today, if in a very different context. The current covid crisis has certainly given us all a newfound appreciation for shelves full of toilet paper and Lysol!
In all seriousness, there are a lot of things in life that we don’t necessarily need now, but we will certainly need in the future.
Here are a few things that I think you should consider building before you need them.
A retirement nest-egg. I know it seems obvious, but many people are focused on the short-term and their spending patterns will significantly impact their standard of living in old age.
A strong support structure. We all need friends and family around, especially during some of the more challenging moments that we go through in life. Building a strong, robust support structure and investing in relationships during the good times will ensure that there are people around when you need them.
Your faith. So often people cry out to God when they are in a moment of crisis. It’s so much better to build your relationship with God and learn more about the Bible during good times so that you have a foundation of faith to fall back on.
Jesus talked about the wise man who built his house on the rock that could withstand storms and floods. So much better than the short-term thinking of the man who built his house on sand.
Are you ready to start building for your future?. Let’s chat over a virtual cup of coffee, I guarantee that you will get at least one great idea out of our conversation. Pick your day and time on my calendar: deanstorercoaching.youcanbook.me
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