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Armored Against Failure

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Does the possibility of failing in retirement keep me tied to the reality of possibly failing at work?

I heard it said once, “If you’re not failing, then you’re not trying.” I like this. It makes some sense of failure and provides a little clarity on how even the possibility of “failing” can stall me at times.

I also heard it said, “Failure is never fatal and success is never final.”

Here on day two of retirement, I’m absorbing these little clichés as vitamins to go ahead and give it a try.

Failure is a possibility in every scenario, but doesn’t have to be a given or a deterrent. If you fall down, get back up and try again.

If I fail at work, will I never retire?

This is simply not the case. If you fail at work, you may have just received your pass to retire sooner. See Retire Today

What if my health fails?

If this happens and you’re retired, then you have more time available to seek medical care and assistance. Look for the silver lining and put in the effort to learn to love the clouds. It is almost a certainty that the health clouds will affect us at some point – whether we’re working or retired.

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