"Freedom is our problem and freedom is our opportunity." –Seth Godin
I've stated Godin's quote many times in my writing and speaking, specifically referring to the extra hours we have in our days and weeks when we're no longer working full time. What we do with these extra hours can be a burden or a gift.
This past week, after reading a Forbes article on retirement, my thinking about freedom expanded beyond figuring out what to do with our extra time. It's also an opportunity to be free of many embedded beliefs, habits and practices.
Consider this list of freedom opportunities:
· Free from the expectations of others
· Free from preconceived notions of how you might live your life
· Free from the responsibility of raising a family
· Free to do what you've always wanted to do
· Free from advertising influences that tell you to spend your time and money in unhealthy and unfulfilling ways
· Free from the consequences of unconscious choices that you might have made earlier in your life
· Free to redefine your work to better suit your goals, interests, and circumstances
Now imagine you have been given three freedom tickets.
Retirement is our opportunity to live life to the fullest. Let's make our freedom count.
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