RETIRING HAPPY ACCORDING TO
THE RETIREMENT QUOTES
(How to retire happy, wild, and free using retiring planning tools such as The Get-a-Life Tree
from Ernie Zelinski's retirement books.)
The typical dictionary defines retirement as “withdrawal from active engagement in one’s
occupation or profession.” Indeed, the concept of retirement is much more. Retirement is a new stage in an
individual's life and not merely an event. That is why many individuals want to retire much earlier than 65. Some
people, in fact, embrace the notion of retiring in their 20s or 30s.
"Can I retire happy?", you may be asking
yourself? The most important retirement advice: Don't consider retiring from the corporate world until you have
irritated enough people to make it worthwhile.
Having said that, statistics do indicate that you are going to die. Retiring early is the
perfect time to become the individual you have always wanted to be and to indulge in all the leisure activities
that you have always wanted to do.
You can retire happy whether you retire at 30 or whether you retire at 60 and regardless of
whether you collect Social Security and regardless of the new
retirement age that governments are trying
to impose. With proper preparation, you can bid farewell to the corporate word and enjoy
life like you have never done before.
This won’t happen by itself, however. This is just as true even if you have excellent health and
a big pile of money in the bank the day that you are retiring.
This is where How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
Free also comes into the picture. For the most part, this book offers retirement
wisdom that you won’t receive from your financial advisor. Contrary to popular wisdom, many elements - not just
having a million or two in the bank - contribute to happiness and satisfaction for today’s retirees. Indeed,
physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support play bigger roles than financial status for most
RETIRING HAPPY ARTICLES AND OTHER RESOURCES
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Be Happy to Retire Because You Are A Long Time Dead! This article is excerpted from The World's Best Retirement Book (How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free) by Ernie Zelinski, who is also creator of The Retirement Quotes Café. It is about how retirees can experience a fulfilling and happy retirement.
- Top-Ten Reasons to Retire Early
Top-Ten Reasons to Retire Early on The Retirement Quotes Cafe: Also Top-10 Retirement Quotes Relating to Top-Ten Reasons Why You Should Retire Early
- Quotes about Happiness in Retirement
Quotes about Happiness in Retirement and in Life in General on The Retirement Quotes Cafe:
- Health Tips for Retirement
Health Tips for the Retired and Semi-Retired on The Retirement Quotes Cafe: A Comprehensive Collection of Quotes and Sayings about Health and Wellness
- Time Management for Retirees
Time Management Tips for the Retired and Semi-Retired on The Retirement Quotes Cafe: How to manage leisure time for those retirees who want to retire happy and age well.
- Travel in Retirement
Travel Tips for Your Retirement Years on The Retirement Quotes Cafe: (Tips on Travel and Vacations for the Retired and Semi-Retired who want to retire early and to retire happy)
- Where to Retire
Tips on Where to Retire and The Best Places to Retire on The Retirement Quotes Cafe:
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Retire Happy, Wild, and Free on Quintessential Careers.
Quotes about Retiring
If my dreams could all come true paradise/retiring happy would
be — in a little bungalow — somewhere by the sea.
— Unknown Retiring Person Contemplating Where to
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire.
I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he
is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
— Samuel Johnson
Before retiring early from your job, stay home a week and watch daytime
— Author Unknown
Get this book [How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
if you look forward to a retirement with 'zing!' ”
— Nancy Paradis, St. Petersburg Times,
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Gentle awakenings are now a luxury
I enjoy in retirement.
No bounding out of bed, no pressing the snooze button for
the much needed extra ten minutes.
— A. Major
Just a few weeks ago, and spring; my husband and I decided to
four-day getaway to New York State. Without telling anyone in the
immediate family, we drove in the darkness of night and arrived at
an hour when people were still sleeping or contemplating getting up.
The excitement and exhilaration of the road trip was reminiscent of the movie "Thelma and Louise", their
drive to supposed freedom from every day life and its problems.
— A. Major
Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one
most surely wasted.
— Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort
There are seven things you can do with your leisure time
[in retiring years]: You can work and you can play and you can sleep. You can improve your mind or you can
improve your health. You can work in civic activities or educational activities, or you can work in some
spiritual area for the church. As far as I know, there's nothing else you can do.
— Retiree Hammond Stith, who started his retiring years at 61
You were given three special gifts
when you were born:
• The gift of life;
• The gift of love ;
• And the gift of laughter .
Learn to share these gifts with the rest of the world.
And the rest of the world will play happily with you.
— from the book Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie J.
If you don't keep busy, it's [retiring] all over. I found out that from people much
older than me. "Keep moving," they say, and that's what I'm doing. When I get up in the morning with aches
and pains, I don't let it control me. When you sit down and don't do anything, you are going to
disintegrate. Well, you're going to disintegrate anyway, but you'll do it quicker.
— Retiree Adelaide Bentley
I'm having too much fun! It keeps you young. (when asked if
he would consider retiring)
— George H. Ross
"What a wonderful
title: The Joy
of Not Working.
Ernie Zelinski's basic message, no matter your career
stage, is get a well-balanced life and quit relying
on your job to define who you are.
It's hard to quibble with Zelinski's live-life-to-the-fullest
message. Those who have drafted a resignation letter
in their heads a thousand times may be motivated
to finally quit an unfilling job."
— Michelle Archer, USA
If you have debt and you are going into retirement, I don't think you are ready
— Gary Gilgen, certified financial advisor & dir. of the financial planning department at Rehmann
Financial in Troy, Mich
The longer you work, the more money you'll
have for retirement. But the longer you work, the less time you'll have to enjoy that retirement.
— Wall Street Journal
Advantage of retiring at 65; Most of the people that I owe apologies to are all
Disadvantages; I now have to read the newspapers on my own time.
— Mattie Lennon
The sports car and sailboat are investments for my retirement. I'm using them to
attract a woman who will support me in my old age.
— Glasbergen talking to financial consultant in cartoon
Not so long ago I recieved this letter from a reader of one of my retirement books
[How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free]:
Over 175,000 Copies Sold
Published in 9 Languages
Hello Mr. Zelinski,
I felt inspired the other day and created a quotable quote and thought I would share it with
you. Here it is:
"If we wait until retirement to enjoy ourselves, there may not be enough of ourselves to
I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed
a lengthy one at the end of their career.
Have a nice day!
Retiring is easy. Staying retired happy — now that
is the key to a successful
Can You Answer
- Once you enter retirement, what are you going to do about your fragile identity
that is so tied to work?
- What should you say to your working spouse — and perhaps your parents — if you are
retiring before them?
- What will you do with your new found time if you have never learned how to enjoy
- How will you relate to your relatives and friends who are still working while you
are living the life of Riley or the life of an aristocrat?
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How to choose satisfying and challenging leisure
activities so that you don't require a million dollars to retire
Fun and practical retirement exercises to help awaken you to what leisure activities will
turn you on in your retirement years
The encouragement you need to when you are
retiring early as well as the motivation to live life the way it was meant to be
Valuable retirement tools such as The Get-a-Life Tree to create a retirement plan filled
with satisfying and joyful activities
true nature is to retire happy, wild, and free. Never lose touch with it. You will, however, if you are
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