Retirement: A Beginning

When I retired from my job with the University, many asked me how it felt to retire.  Well, it felt exciting.  Still does!  You see, now ALL of my time is my own to do with as I wish.  I can spend all day lazing around the house.  Play with the grandchildren more.  Garden when I feel like.  Travel at will without asking my boss for permission to take time off.  Sleep in or not.  Eat lunch on my schedule.  My time is my own to use or waste.  Do I do some or all of this?  Sure. I retired from a job, not life.  Ask me what I retired to and I will tell you I retired to LIFE.  Living Intentionally For Excellence.  I alone am responsible for all of my minutes so I choose to spend my time maximizing my relationships, health, personal development and effort to serve others.  When you retire, what will you retire to?  Tractor Dudes, in abstract copy

What Have You Thrown Away Today?

What Did You Throw Away Today?

Time?

Respect?

Truth?

Friendship?

Inspiration?

Fellowship?

Opportunity?

Love?

Kindness?

In the briefest of moments, we carelessly throw so much of value away. Sad, so sad.

But, with deliberate effort, we can learn to hold treasures closer to our heart and share them with others rather than negligently toss them out. Rise above the apathy in your lives and learn to recognize your treasures and assets; for only in recognizing them, can you give them their due value.Imageolo

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

Would you go after that new degree?

Would you get married?

Would you train for the Olympics?

Would you become a parent?

Would you start a business?

Would you found an animal sanctuary?

Would you start an international childrens’ charity?

Would you tell your boss it was time for you to move on to a new life that didn’t include working for someone else anymore?

Would go on a diet?

Would you move to a new State or even a new country?

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

Everything worthwhile involves some failure.  The trick is to stay focused on where you are going rather than what you are going through.  Fail your way to your goals and dreams.  It is worth it in the long run.