A few years back I was speaking on a program with my friend Mark Yarnell. His session was brilliant, and cause for a great deal of critical thinking. He spoke on the topic of fulfillment, and how we attain it.
One of the thought provoking statements he made was that the real joy of fulfillment comes from the pursuit of it – not the attainment. Interesting…
Like me, Mark tried to retire once. (As did my friend Ted Nicholas.) Each of us found retirement to be empty. Later I did another program with Nicholas Hayek, the man who founded SWATCH and single-handedly rescued the entire Swiss watch industry. Someone asked him about retirement. He answered that entrepreneurs are artists – and artists never retire.
So if you buy into all this – and I do – then the real secret to happiness is having a new and bigger dream to pursue after you attain the one you’re going for now.
So how are you doing on that?