Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein
So we go on working day in, day out knowing that at 60, 65, 70, whatever the rules dictate, we will need to ‘retire’, sit back and watch everyone else work and serve others. But what if we still have the energy, knowledge and creativity to serve?
So, what’s age got to do with it?
I am not going to ask if we still could add value when one is at retirement age because everybody can add value, it is only a matter of whether or not one DECIDES to BE of value.
Most retirees today wake up in the morning with more than enough energy to serve others using their strengths and skills, even better than some in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, who don’t know how to serve others, lost in a world that gives money the first priority.
If we are dedicated to our fields and continue to work on remaining experts in it and have the creativity to see solutions when others can’t, to see can do’s when others see cannot’s … I say retirement should remain a financial concept and instead, each one of us at this age needs to think creatively on how to serve others in what we know and do best.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
My greatest mentors have been in their 60s and 70s … and I say, there hasn’t been a more opportune time to support new generations in providing them with those who are responsible for the advantages we live in today.
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