January 23, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you.
I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit to you.

I don’t believe that we need to be a genius in order to achieve a life well lived. Indeed, I’ve met a number of people, myself included, who would not qualify as being in the genius category.
One of the definitions of genius is “extraordinary intellectual power and intelligence.” American Heritage Dictionary
I do think that we all do process the qualities to ensure we achieve the quality of Well-Being to which we all aspire.
I’ve met and worked with people who I would characterize as ordinary people who have discover the qualities inherent within them that made extraordinary living possible.
I just met Gedion Nyanhongo on my recent visit to the Celebration of Fine Art Festival in Scottsdale Arizona.
His work is both beautiful and inspiring and comes from a deep passion for his art.
Using imported stone from Zimbabwe he, does not “dictate” to the stone what it is to become, he listens to what is inherent within it. I paraphrased a bit here but I thought this must be genius of different kind.
Perhaps you and I should look at our own activities be they vocational or avocational and listen to what it wants to become. I believe this has the potential to increase our satisfaction in this 2nd chapter or our lives.
To learn more about satisfaction in retirement send for my free chapbook; 5 Keys to Retirement Happiness.
Byron Thompson

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