Thinking about retiring, but afraid to retire yet? In a recent post, I talked about reasons why people (bosses) won’t retire. One of those reasons was fear, something I think most people feel (at least to some degree) as the time approaches.
It’s not surprising that the mere thought of retirement is scary. Once you get past visions of pina coladas on the beach and lounging in a hammock as gentle breezes caress you, there is a lot of vast unknown stretching in front of you. And bills to be paid. Can you make it work for you?
Is retirement now right for you?
First, let me say that I have no idea whether YOU should retire. Each person is different. For some it’s the absolute right decision, although the question of when to retire is key. And for some, who love their work and are happy staying right where they are, retirement age is just a number.
But for those people who are afraid to retire or just keep putting it off despite feeling the tug, it’s because there are far more important questions getting in the way. So let’s look at a few of them, one by one.
Change is hard.
And so is deciding to do it anyway.