While my wife and I were on vacation, we watched a little bit more television than usual. One commercial caught my eye (somehow). It was a commercial about retirement planning.
Try not to live for retirement. Plan for later, but live your life now.
Retirement planning should be something you do. You shouldn’t ignore it. At the same time, you shouldn’t let it consume your mind and everything around you.
Enjoy life. Take a vacation if you can. Have breakfast with your wife and kids.
Life is a balance. You want to plan for retirement, but you don’t want to look back thirty years from now and regret missing out on all those memories.
If you’re young and just married, enjoy the time with your wife. Soon enough, you might be swallowed up in the busyness of life. And if you have kids, they’ll be out of the house in the blink of an eye.
Go ahead and plan for retirement, but plan for today and next month too. Have fun. Life is short and we don’t know if our lives will be the same next year.
Life shouldn’t be about dreaming of a moment thirty years from now. Keep enjoying the little things every day and you’ll get there eventually.