Do all good things need to come to an end?

Do all good things need to come to an end? 800 600 Mark Crone

When you come to the end of a small adventure, such as a family holiday there is always somebody that uses the phrase “all good things must come to an end”. However, I am not sure that always holds true.

I am writing this blog on the flight back from Spain, having spent 2 fabulous weeks in the glorious sunshine with my family. At no time have I felt that all of the good things we have done will have to come to an end. Yes, I am conscious that it will be back to work with a bang and I will certainly miss the quiet evenings where I am not connected to a laptop or telephone. I will miss swimming in the pool with the kids and I will certainly miss our wonderful adventures in a part of the country previously unexplored by us. However, getting home to see our family dog, sleeping in my own bed and enjoying the comforts of my own home sounds perfect.

So whilst this adventure has come to an end, it does not mean that there is nothing else to look forward to. Dare I say it that Christmas is actually only 4 months away where I will get to spend another 2 whole weeks with my family and not having to worry about work. Before then there is lots to be done both on a work front and on a family front.

I would like to start to encourage everybody to plan better so that when one adventure comes to an end you already have started planning for another, this way good things really do not come to an end. However, I am not saying that we all need to book multiple holidays throughout the year, we all know how costly that would be! Instead I simply want to encourage better planning to avoid the inevitable lows that people get.

We can put the same context in to a work environment. Landing a new contract brings a great sense of satisfaction, knowing that people are putting their trust in you and your service or product. It might be a short-term project or may even turn in to a long-term agreement, either way it signifies success and is a good thing. However, we cannot rest on our laurels, we have to keep working to make sure we repeat these opportunities making sure that more good things keep coming, ultimately if we don’t then our business will suffer and it really could come to an end.