Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Things That Matter At The End

There was a time not so long ago when people retired at the age of 55. Not today. When people talk about retiring it’s always with the idea of a major life change. It’s always about change of direction. What if that’s not the best route to take? Perhaps this is a practice run not a gallop around the course til you put the horse away.

What if we are supposed to be building up the things that matter at the end? We can start our mission so that we can continue it twenty or thirty years down the line. We can invest in friends and family so that we are enriched with a broad circle of relationships in our older age. We should experiment and learn now so that we get really good working in that project or non-profit down the line. We can even practice building character so that it looks like it comes natural when we hit sixty-five.

What if its not about making a course correction at the end but staying the course until it ends?

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