Wednesday 11 July 2018

Clomping Forward in Uncertain Times

I have set an ambitious goal for myself and my future, yet I will admit that I am not sure that I will achieve it. 

It is not a lack of faith in my abilities or my timeline. I have long since accepted that the specific date of grand goals may not be reached. 

As long as the goal is achieved, the specific date is inconsequential. 

I am uncertain if I will achieve this goal of $150,000.00 in my Long Term Savings by April 7, 2022 (just under 4 years from now) due to the uncertain times.

For one the company that I work in imports products from China and exports most of them (70 – 80%) to the US.

With a global trade ware brewing, started by an administration that seems to be bent on “Fortress America” and all but stopping global trade, this puts my job and company in jeopardy. 

Regardless of politics and what you think of the current American administration, times are uncertain and I may find myself “actively encouraged to seek other employment opportunities” in the near future.

This does weigh on me, and I take solace in the fact that I am debt free and in the process of building my savings as quickly as I can.

It may be true that I may be drawing on those savings to live as I go in search of a job or some way to make money in the soon to be economic wasteland that would be Canada without global trade. 

Okay, perhaps that was a bit melodramatic, but my point is that things may go bad and soon.

The only thing I can do is keep on doing what I am doing and try to hedge my bets as it were. Prepare for the worst, yet hope for the best.

And . . . 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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