You often have this idea of a life path. You go through school, graduate, get a great job, get married, buy a house, start a family, and eventually retire. Retirement is almost like the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s what you work so hard to achieve. Because you believe that when you get there, that is when you can actually start living. You can finally take action on the dreams you’ve had. Over the years you’ve kept your head down, worked hard, and did what you’re supposed to do. Now it’s your turn to enjoy life and do things on your terms in retirement. However, if you’re waiting for retirement to do the things you’ve always wanted to do, it may just be too late. The life path has lied to you because the best advice is to start living your dreams now rather than waiting for retirement. Otherwise, your dreams will simply remain dreams and end up collecting dust.
You have been taught the society norm of getting a good education, finding a well paying job, and eventually retiring. Retiring means finally getting to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. To be in charge of your own schedule and live life on your terms. Not having a schedule dictated by a job or other family obligations. It’s what you wait so long to achieve. However, waiting for retirement to live out your dreams is almost like a death sentence to your dreams. It’s putting them on the back burner to where they may never come to fruition. If you wait, you’re now too old, everything hurts, or there just simply isn’t enough time left. It’s time to start living now. Let go of the lie that you must wait. Start now before it’s too late.
You don’t know how much time you have on this planet. But for most, your younger self has many more years ahead. It makes more sense to start living your dreams while you’re young and have the opportunity to achieve them. Rather than wait for the maybe possibility in the future. One question to ask yourself if you’re wondering if you should take action now on your dreams or wait, is consider if your eighty year old self would have regrets. If you think your eighty year old self would always wonder what could have been, then this is a sign to start taking action now and find out. Do not get to the end of life with regrets of what could have and should have been.
Right now you are given the present day. This is all you can be certain of. You’re living and breathing today and there’s a reason why you’re still here. There is still much to accomplish for you. Do not let it go to waste. Each day you have been given the opportunity to make life what you want. To go after your dreams and live the life you’ve always imagined. Stop waiting for retirement to begin. Just start now. Your only guarantee in life is the present so make the most of it.
Waiting for retirement is not the answer. The best time to start working on achieving your goals and dreams is right now. Start living life today. Ask yourself, if your eighty year old self would regret this and see how you respond. If the answer is yes you would have regrets, then there is no question but to get after your dreams before it ends up being too late. There is so much more in store for you. You are going to achieve some great things. Stop waiting for retirement and get started right now!