Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Pinnacle of Success

Successful retirement should be self-employment.

Most people's Social Security, pensions, investments are actually enough to support them at the basic lifestyle they were used to.  But the extra compensation, was also consumed as the cost of earning that higher income.  Therefore, one should spend that time doing what they really enjoy doing as their direct compensation -- by which they can pay themselves as much as they want to.

That's what a lot of people don't realize.  It's like spending $1,000 a month on advertising -- to generate only $1,000 of additional sales.  At some point, a light bulb goes on in one's head and they realize, why am I working so hard to support every other person's enterprises -- and only wearing myself out in this way, as though my own time and life was worth nothing?

People who have been used to doing ONLY what somebody else will pay them to do, have a great difficulty making this adjustment -- to paying (rewarding) themselves to do what they want to do.  That's when a person has reached the pinnacle of success.  They are their own best customer -- and boss, and manage their own health and lives in this way.

That's how we become an infinitely better society.


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