I often tell people that my decision to retire before I turned 50 is either the smartest or stupidest decision I ever made. I am not sure which it is yet. The fact is, there often is a razor thin line between absolute brilliance and utter foolishness. Only time will tell which side of the line you are falling on and by then it is too late.
Muhammad Ali, who passed away last Saturday played the line of risk like a champion. He faced big, visible challenges in and out of the ring. While many thought his decisions seemed foolish, he had the courage to play life his own way and more often than not managed to shine with real brilliance.
So far I am 1000% happy with the decision I’ve made. There is a lot happening in our lives right now and it is great to enjoy the summer without obligations. Maybe when we get to the cold of winter (if we’re not snowbirding) I will be deeply depressed with a severe bout of cabin fever. We’ll see!
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