It’s never too early to plan retirement. Ask yourself the following questions. Do you want to retire early in your 50’s, at 66, or late in your 70’s? Do you want to consider semi-retirement, choosing a new career or starting your own business?
Now I am asking you to not be realistic here, but write about what you dream your retirement will be. Take your journal out and write about an ideal day of retirement or semi-retirement. Just dream!
You now have your ideal day planned out. Now it’s time to be more realistic. What are 3 to 5 things you need or want to have in your retirement?
The world has a lot problems, it is even crazy at times. You may ask what is my purpose? How do I know if it is really my purpose given to me by the creator or just a purpose I made up?
First, answer the questions from my free offer. Pray, ask God to guide and show you your life purpose. If you need more work on finding your purpose, I suggest, after you answer the questions, that you go to a place where you will not be disturbed and write or type out the answer to the question what is my life purpose? Set a timer for 15 minute then write until you get emotional. Do this everyday for a week. This shall hint what is your purpose.
I do believe your purpose is not a role, relationship, or a career. It is a laser- focused action. My purpose is to foster hope by helping others with my own unique ways, using my skills and talents.
Then there is a vocation or calling which is more specific and can include your career (job or your own business) . Mine is to help women live a life of purpose and meaning using my creativity, my skills of team support, and resourcefulness.
Now that you find that you are closer to your life purpose and vocation, What now? Your journey has just begun. You now need to live each day with hope, faith, meaning, and purpose.
Seeking to be happy everyday is impossible. No one is happy every day. Seek to help others and you will feel fulfilled. Live your days like it is your last. If you had only 3 months to live and was healthy, what would you do? How would you spend your days.
Do you know your purpose and calling, If yes, what is it and how did you find it? Write about it in the comment box below.
Write out your ideal day of retirement.
What do you want or need? Write out a list of 3 to 5 things.
Now rewrite a more realistic day in your retirement.
Write out your top 5 values.
Write out what your purpose could be.