Conventional wisdom may have caught up a while back, but conventional implementation is now just beginning to take hold of a fact that the professional community has known for a long time....

"Success in retirement is about a lot more than money."

When we leave the workforce after so many years we leave behind more than just a paycheck. To a large extent, the fabric of our very lives is disrupted and cutoff. The daily routine we'd followed for decades is now rendered all but useless. 

Connections are lost, relationships cast aside and even where they do remain, many we find sadly, were bound by the commonality of our job, careers and associates. 

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

How do we fill these voids. How do we remain relevant in our own eyes and in the eyes of others. While retirement may or may not be filled with money and wealth (for many it will not) we need to examine closely (and hopefully in advance) that there is much more to "success" in retirement than what's on our balance sheet. 

Here's a great article on how the world is starting to wake up to the fact that you can design your life in many ways rather than taking what it hands you.