How would it feel to be fired for doing a good job? If you work at Goldman Sachs, good performance may not be good enough.
Each year the company goes through it employees and fires anyone who is a bottom performer. They plan on releasing around 5% of their workforce (1,500 people). Why would anyone want to work in a culture like that you ask? It’s because the firm is a Wall Street powerhouse that pays very well.
Does the Goldman Sachs story make you wonder? Would you work harder at designing your life if you knew you would get fired at the end of this year if your goals didn’t materialize? Most people would begin to move forward in a big way and do whatever they could to get ahead. There are some though, who would just quit and try to find another line of work. The only problem is that you can’t start your life over. It’s one continuous story.
I challenge you to go out and live 2008 like your life depends on it. It really does. Do you really want to be in the exact place one year from now or moving forward and improving your life? It’s your choice.