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It is so easy to back down from living in the now and pushing forward

Back porch view of North Carolina Mountains

 

A bunch of 55 year old college buddies

 

(photo: Labor Day weekend 2014… a bunch of 55-years olds gathered at a Buddy’s North Carolina Mountain cabin… contemplating life, work, grandkids, retirement, etc)

It is so easy to back down from living in the now and pushing forward with our big (or simply enjoyable) dreams.

When the tough decisions have to be made to continue forward in the direction of something uncharted, we are tempted to wait.

If the decisions were easy, we wouldn’t need, or want, more time to decide.

And waiting becomes a (bad) habit.

Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.

Should we retire this year, at 55,  and go full on with our retirement plans, or should we wait until 60 or 65?

See what I mean?

What would you do?

Retire in 2014 (55), 2021 (62) or 2024 (65)?

The longer you postpone retirement, the bigger the pension.

The sooner you launch your dream, the longer you get to work on it.

None of us had a definitive answer.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.