“When do you think you’ll retire Ron? I hope I’m not working like this in 10 years from now, he explained.”
This is a statement I’ve heard before, I thought. Many times before.
As someone who assists people plan for their retirement, I understand the need for people to finally stop after having worked for decades.
From a “retirement/financial planning” perspective it makes sense.
But as a self-motivated & passionate individual where MY REWARD IS THE WORK ITSELF, I personally cannot conceive the idea of retirement for myself.
And I suspect, I am not the only one.
For anyone who has followed their passion & chosen an occupation that is in line with their values, the idea of a future retirement from work doesn’t carry appeal.
I think it’s silly to not do what you love. Why?
Because I cannot imagine how anyone can achieve greatness in their career if they have a half hearted attitude about work.
Will a person who doesn’t love what they do, NATURALLY obsess about doing a great job?
Will a person who doesn’t love what they do likely to outwork, outperform & outlast the person who does?
I’m not suggesting you have to choose a career that is aligned to your passion.
Just don’t expect to fulfill your full potential if you don’t..
- Ron Malhotra