Life Is Like A Glass Bottomed Bridge

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is temporarily closed because too many people want to walk across.

zhangjiajie-grand-canyonI have a problem with the idea of walking 1,400 feet across a glass bridge 984 feet in the air.  I am sure it is safe, lovely and certainly a conversation piece for later use.  Nonetheless, I am not going there.  I am sure the 80,000 people per day who want to use it, 10 times design capacity, would not use it either, if one element were removed.

zhangjiajie-grand-canyon-construction-railingThe bridge has a railing.  Without that, fewer users.

Life is complex and risky.  Achieving what you want is far from certain.  Just like crossing the bridge, there are fears and obstacles that can limit you.  The railings allow progress.

In a life plan, there are risk limiting options available.  Insurance of all kinds, portfolio diversity, adaptability in your career, and people who know what you are trying to do and who can support and encourage you. 

These are your railings. 

It is a mistake to see the railings as costs.  They are not.  They allow you to proceed when otherwise you might not.  They provide flexibility as a bonus.  

Insurance of any kind is an easy to arrange protective device like the bridge railing. Arrange that and build the others.  

Don Shaughnessy arranges life insurance for people who understand the value of a life insured estate. He can be reached at The Protectors Group, a large insurance, employee benefits, and investment agency in Peterborough, Ontario.  In previous careers, he has been a partner in a large international public accounting firm, CEO of a software start-up, a partner in an energy management system importer, and briefly in the restaurant business.

Please be in touch if I can help you.  866-285-7772

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