23 Feb Leveraging the Triangle of Success During Retirement
Have you ever felt like retirement was just another way of someone expressing to you that you have no more value, you’re at the end of the line, or you’re are no longer good enough? Have you ever wondered what are you going to do with all of the time in front of you after the initial “sugar rush” of retirement wears off? Do you ever hear people say, “I thought there would be more to retirement? Am I bored”?
Well, you’re not alone.
In fact, it’s very common for people near or in retirement to have these questions and feelings. Unfortunately, it’s one of the many dirty little secrets few people are talking about in retirement. Have you ever felt compelled to report to anyone who asks, “How’s retirement going? Oh, It’s awesome!” when deep
inside you know retirement may not be all that it is cracked up to be.
Let me share with you a few things that you do have going for you that may help you super-charge your chances for the lasting “sugar rush” feeling during retirement.
I believe that the questions at the beginning of this article should be turned upside down. Here’s why. Having worked with individuals over age 58 for almost two decades, I believe anyone near or in retirement is at the pinnacle of life in 3 distinct ways.
I’d like to introduce you to YOUR “Triangle of Success”. It is the foundation of what you can build a truly fulfilling retirement on. There are 3 points supporting your chances of success.
1) Money – Most people, near or in retirement, are at the pinnacle of financial accumulation. All of the heavy liftings of saving enough for retirement is mostly done to this point.
2) Skills – You may be at the absolute pinnacle of personal and professional skills. Don’t believe, even for a second, you’re obsolete. You have skills, experience and wisdom supporting you.
3) Time – Finally free from work commitments, you have an ocean of time waiting for you. You can literally do whatever you like.
These are powerful assets to have to support you, in the 3 rd chapter of life. Let’s put them all together. At no other point in time in your life, is it a great day to be you. You can literally reshape your life into anything you can imagine.
Individuals near or in retirement have the finances to support them without working, the skills to utilize and build on going forward, and an ocean of time to support the endless possibilities of achieving anything during retirement.
You can literally do and be whatever you imagine. In the articles that follow, I’ll be talking about how you can overcome some of the challenges that can stop you dead in your tracks, as you try to leverage “The Triangle of Success” in your future.