End of last year I decided to interview retirees about their lives. I was doing a pilot of my program Be Unstoppable and I had a couple of retired people who were going through the program.
And I wanted to understand.
I wanted to understand why people in retirement would want to be unstoppable. What drives them, what do they need? And what about the others? Does everyone have the same needs and desires?
How is it to live the third period of life?
You can probably tell that it is not the same for everyone. Not everyone wants to be unstoppable in the same way as the retirees who have been doing my program. But there was one topic where I could see as a clear pattern: very similar life priorities. Things that are important to them, things that allow them to live happy, peaceful, fulfilled lives.
The thing is, our priorities are different at every stage of our lives. They are also different depending on what works well in our lives and what doesn’t. Sometimes the work is great, we are doing well financially, but we are missing something in our relationships. Sometimes we just want to have more time for our family and ourselves. Sometimes the kids are small and all our fulfillment is around our kids and not so much around the work. We all have a different focus, different needs, and different priorities at every stage of our lives. And not all of us give the same priority to the same things.
But I strongly believe that at every moment we are striving to have a balance around these five priorities that retirees shared with me.
How is it for you? Are these priorities also important for you? Where are you at with these life priorities that retirees shared with me? Is there anything else you would add to the list?
And if you are looking for your current priorities and goals, you can check out my tutorial Find Your Priorities and Set Your Goals. It will help you to identify the right goals for you.