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You can’t enjoy what you fear to lose

August 26, 2011

I am often asked by my friends how I managed to retire from corporate life. There is a mis-conception that you should have great amount of money in your bank and the interest that you earn from that should take care of your lifestyle before you retire. But more than the money, it is the mindset that matters.

Like Dhoni mumbled after India’s defeat, it is easy to be the number 1 team in the world but difficult to maintain, it is easy to retire but unless you have the right mindset you can’t enjoy it and soon you will go back to working as a bitter person.

Post retirement life is more active than corporate life if you really go after  everything that you always wanted to do. It is definitely NOT for going to temple everyday and be religious for the reminder of your life so that you can have a better life in your next birth. Spending money is lot more difficult than earning. Your mind plays dirty tricks and warns you of all possible misfortunes you might encounter in your old age. But tell your mind that it is better to live a happy and adventurous life than leading a scared life. If you fear to spend, you can’t enjoy what you started earning for.

Remember, you live once and it is your choice to live the way you want. Whether you think you can or  you think you can’t, either way you are right.

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