Exits and Entrances

Wise choices create the outcomes we desire.

Shakespeare once said,

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players,
They have their exits and entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts”
(As You Like It)

Chances are you’ve already played a few of Shakespeare’s parts – the infant, the young school child, the teenager, and the 20- or 30-something year old. So, if you’re feeling frustrated, anxious, stuck, or lost, you’re probably trying to move into a new part without a script.

Sometimes our next acts are planned – like going to college, getting married, or retiring from a long career. Yet, even those planned changes can still cause us unexpected frustrations so that we need guidance or a script to make our entrance into that act.

Oftentimes, people only plan to go to college, not what do once once they arrive. They need guidance to receive scholarships, loans, or grants; help with course selection and a major course of study; help to furnish their dorm or apartment; and even assistance in finding a job that will work around their classes.

Why do so many marriages end in divorce? Entering the marriage may have been  planned, but actually living together as a married couple often was not. This is especially true in the cases of short-lived marriages, those lasting under 5 years.

As for retirement, many people look forward to that exit, yet they do not truly plan for it. I’ve seen far too many people retire who were then forced to work to supplement their income. A financial planner can assist with saving money for retirement, so that you’re certain the time is right to retire.

Other people receive guidance to save for retirement, but then fail to plan the enjoyment of retirement. Oftentimes, those people simply sit around the house and age years in a matter of weeks.

Of course, not all of our next acts are planned. Remember Christopher Reeve? He was in the midst of a terrific acting career when a horseback riding accident changed the course of his life. With help, Christopher Reeve embraced his new role as a quadriplegic and became the spokesperson for spinal cord research instead of the hundreds of other paths he could have chosen. Today, thousands of people have benefited from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation because he received guidance to enter that role, or that phase of his life.

Whether your exits and entrances are planned or not, it is essential that you have someone to help direct your entrance into that new act.

What are some entrances you have made? How did you fare on your own? Or did you chose to get some outside guidance? Let me know. I’d love to hear it.

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