Sunday, July 23, 2017

Don't Save It All For The End

I've been reading the 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss and one of his stories strikes me. I needed to share it in hopes that you may learn a thing or two as well.

"Jean-Marc had passed the point of no return, but it did't matter. After two weeks of adjusting to the breakfast, lunch and dinner, he had no desire to escape. The most basic of foods and good friends proved to be the only real necessities, and what would seem like a disaster from the outside was the most life-affirming epiphany he'd ever experienced. The worst wasn't really that bad. To enjoy life, you don't need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things aren't as serious as you make them out to be.

Now 48, Jean-Marc lives in a nice home in Ontario, but could live without it. He has cash but could fall into poverty tomorrow and it wouldn't matter. Some of his fondest memories still include nothing but friends and gruel. He is dedicated to creating special moments for himself and his family and is utterly unconcerned with retirement. He's already lived 20 years of partial retirement in perfect health.

Don't save it all for the end. There is every reason not to."