Mentally Preparing For Retirement

I have noticed that less and less people are in a position to retire at 65; I mean really kick back, fish all day, volunteer at the church, drive an RV around the country–retire.

I don’t think I’ll ever want to stop working, but by 70, there’s a good chance I won’t want to still be in the rat race. No more taking crap from clients, no more hustling to make calculated risks work, no more cold calling….

in 30 or 40 years, anyone who wants to live for two or three decades without a job will need to be a millionaire. Think about how much money gas, food, housing, phone bills, college tuition, and everything else will cost by then even at regular rates of inflation.

Don’t let this news frustrate you–let it fascinate you about the possibilities for your future.

If you’re more than 20 years from retirement, the best thing you can do is open your mind to the fact that you can be a millionaire. Most people don’t see it as a possibility, but that’s because most people have a low self-image and never realize their potential. Be different. Like Jim Rohn says, “don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” Anticipate the future and see yourself rising to the occasion. The plan will begin to unfold before you–go with it.

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One response to “Mentally Preparing For Retirement

  1. I like the millionaire idea! And, you can work in a more laid-back fashion, earning some money or reducing your expenses by traveling in an RV and working or volunteering on the road. It’s an excellent way to see the country and have some interesting adventures too! There are so many different ways you can earn money or save by volunteering- more than just being a camphost. Think about it!

    Jaimie Hall Bruzenak
    author of Support Your RV Lifestyle! An Insider’s Guide to Working on the Road

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