Don’t Squander Your Opportunity

We are told that life is NOT a race in which the “winner” has the most stuff at the end

Ian Beckett MSc
Thought Thinkers
Published in
4 min readJun 23, 2024

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Stop Running to Stand Still © Ian Beckett

Opportunity Knocks

In 2020, the pandemic allowed us all to get off the hamster wheel of life and stop and think. We were told many things about money — an important component in our race to acquire “stuff” that changed meaning.

We failed to grasp the opportunity and got back on that wheel in 2023.

After the pandemic, there were complaints that the economy was impacted because people in low-paying jobs are not returning to work — perhaps they have chosen to thrive rather than survive in a demeaning job.

My business has survived without 300,000 km of travel, and surveys show that people do not intend to revert to unnecessary and expensive travel in the future.

Opportunity Slips Through Our Fingers

A 2021 survey indicated a post-pandemic travel level of 25%, but now, in 2024, we are making up the travel deficit with travel levels far exceeding those of 2019.

Has business travel reduced and leisure travel increased, or are we simply addicted to the hamster wheel?

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Ian Beckett MSc
Thought Thinkers

Ian is a digital transformation expert who has saved companies $300m by integrating technologies and diverse global teams effectively— he is a CEO and poet