As the Editor of the Costco Connection, I have continued to discuss the importance of not allowing fear to control oneís decisions, whether personal or business. With so much fear rampant in the world at the moment, Iím not going to add to the eloquent pleas heard from so many quarters to avoid the pitfalls of panic.
Instead I want to put in a plea for vigilance. That may not be a word that often finds its way into corporate mission statements or discussions of personal finance at the kitchen table. But vigilance is an all-important characteristic for anyone who wants to avoid situations that result in panic.
Vigilance is about keeping your eye on the ball. It is about noticing the incremental changes around you that may be accumulating into problems. Being vigilant requires discipline. Perhaps thatís one reason itís not the most common of characteristics.
But if you are vigilant you are in a better position to steer your course carefully from day to day, year to year, instead of waking up one morning to find that the company down the street that you never paid attention to is now your biggest competitor.
Or that your childís friends to whom you paid so little notice have driven him down a reckless path. Although you cannot lead a healthy life fearing negative outcomes at every turn, you can focus on taking the daily steps you believe are the right ones for building the future you desire. Only with vigilance and the considered action that can result from it can such a future ever have a chance of being realized.
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Insights from the Editor of the Costco Connection - Add this word to your daily dictionary - a word that does not often find its way into corporate mission statements or discussions of personal finance at the kitchen table.