I received an interesting note the other day from a long-time friend, Dana Borowka, of Lighthouse Consulting, in Santa Monica, California. He offered a different view of retirement. Here is what he wrote:
“Last week I was thinking about retirement and what it means. The thought came – what am I going to retire from? Then the idea came – Today I’m retiring from fear and stress! I’ve shared that with a few people and the look on everyone’s face is – of course. They loved it.”
What a great concept!
I’m sure that there are all kinds of habits that all of us have, that are not helping us, that we should retire from.
When we need new tires, and we go to a tire store, what do they do to our vehicle? The re-tire it, don’t they? RE-TIRE. That means that our vehicle is stepping out of old shoes and now traveling on new shoes.
The beauty about habits is that WE are the ones who formed them. Why don’t we retire those that are not beneficial and step into new ones that are better?
I help many people in my audiences by writing affirmations that retire some of their habits. These usually cover a number of areas that most people struggle with in life. So, please take a look at the following and see if you should retire any of these habits by reading the accompanying affirmation the first thing each morning and the last thing each night. Do so for at least 30 days and watch what happens.
FEAR – I am confident about my life and my future.
STRESS – I always do the most valuable thing first and quickly. I am calm and peaceful.
GETTING IN SHAPE – I eat healthy every day and I enjoy exercising regularly.
FAILURES – I go the extra mile, do more than is expected of me, and I attract success from various directions.
MANAGING MONEY – I am an expert at managing my money.
You are special. You are unique. You are destined for greatness! Have a powerful day!
A Retirement Affirmation
I am retiring un-productive habits and embracing ones that are of benefit to me.