23 February 2012
23 February 2012,
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As we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning, keeping our minds active and open. ~ Clint Eastwood

Recently I read something about PRO-tirement as an alternative to RE-tirement. Isn’t that a delicious change of perspective?

The idea is that instead of retreating and disengaging from the world of work which puts you on the road to illness and despair, you jump forward into spending the amount of time you want doing something new, interesting and fulfilling that permeates your life with fun and adventure.

I have been pondering that word ever since, kind of rolling it around on my tongue. PRO-tirement!

Doggone it! Doesn’t PROTIREMENT sound juicier and more flavorful than RE-tirement?

Apparently, the term has been around for awhile even though this is the first I’ve heard of it. The MacMillan Buzzword Dictionary defines it like this:

To leave your current job so that you can pursue work or hobbies that you are more interested in

That’s ALMOST it – but it doesn’t quite get to the heart of the matter  - which is to design and build a Sexy Second Act that combines Passion, Purpose, and a Paycheck.® It’s much more engaging and exciting, isn’t it, to think about planning for and creating an exciting PROTIREMENT? And the best part is that unlike re-tirement, PROTIREMENT isn’t age specific. You can PROTIRE at any age!

As of today, I’m taking the term RE-tirement out of my vocabulary and replacing it with the zesty flavor of PRO-tirement.

How about you?

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