Those are the words of John Adams, written on July 3rd, 1776, in his famous letter to his wife, Abigail.
Having just witnessed the unanimous resolution the day before, “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states,” he was anticipating, finally, reaching a Declaration of Independence.
In the letter Adams seems to lament that a consensus for independence wasn’t reached seven months prior. Still, at this time of restrained enthusiasm, he finds benefit in the delay:
“But, on the other hand, the delay of this declaration to this time has many great advantages attending it. The hopes of reconciliation which were fondly entertained by multitudes of honest an well meaning, though short-sighted and mistaken people, have been gradually, and at last totally, extinguished. Time has been given for the whole people maturely to consider the great question of independence, and to ripen their judgment, dissipate their fears, and allure their hopes, by discussing it in newspapers and pamphlets – by debating it in assemblies, conventions, committees of safety and inspection – in town and country meetings, as well as in private conversations; so that the whole people, in every colony, have now adopted it as their own act. This will cement the union, and avoid those heats, and perhaps convulsions, which might have been occasioned by such a declaration six months ago.”
In a real way, things have to get “bad enough” for us to act. It was true in 1776 and it is true today. The medical and healthcare professionals that PSA and our Partners work with are at a point where something is rubbing them the wrong way. So much, in fact, that they are ready to quit their job and take a new position.
It is also true for PSA Partners. They are tired of working for someone else, wearing a suit and tie uniform, and toiling in some industry that isn’t going anywhere.
Whether candidate or entrepreneur, for those that make the move and do more than just talking about it, things have gotten bad enough. It is their time for action.
Still, like Adams, the stakes are too high for a candidate, a future business owner, or a revolutionary to whimsically jump off a ledge and hope for the best. In fact, perhaps wishing to communicate his awareness of possible consequences to his wife, Adams concluded his letter with:
“You will think me transported with enthusiasm; but I am not. I am well aware of the toil, and blood, and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet, through all the gloom, I can see the rays of light and glory; I can see that the end is more than worth all the means, and that posterity will triumph, although you and I may rue, which I hope we shall not.”
Candidates and entrepreneurs alike have to make their decisions strategically and methodically as well. With candidates our Recruiters must look into every possible obstacle that might prevent them from making the move. If we don’t confront it with them, they will do so alone and without the benefit of our guidance.
For PSA Partners, due diligence is in order. Download a free overview and briefing of the PSA Partner opportunity. Then we encourage you to contact us (800-965-1620) and we can put you in touch with established PSA Partners and schedule a time for you to speak with the president of our company, Dr. Peter Stanos.
God Bless America