This simple question opens you up to new possibilities. It jumpstarts your imagination to envision something new that you may never have thought of before. What once was scary is now exciting.
“As soon as” allows you to get away with not achieving your goals while making it seem like you’re working on them. I’ve found a few underlying reasons for the as soon as trap. By realizing why we’re doing something, we’re better able to move past what is holding us back.
When it feels like all the control is outside of you – a situation, a person, the universe has all the power to determine your fate and you’re just along for the ride – use the statistical concept of the counterfactual to regain control of your future. Here’s my three-step process.
I quit my job at 30 and “retired”. I am redefining retirement, making it about a choice of perspective and mindset rather than receiving a pension. You can be retired while in a full time job, or “working” while you’re retired. It’s all a matter of perspective, mindset, and choice.
A few things have come up recently that have made me really ask myself, “Do I regret quitting my job?” If you’re on the fence about quitting your job, perhaps my recent experiences will be helpful to you.
I have a guilty confession. I totally didn’t mean to do this. I took three weeks of vacation without meaning to – but it was completely necessary.