This is Year 4 of my journey to early financial independence, and each year, I’ve put together a set of goals for me to aim towards.
Here is a summary of goals and results from year’s past:
For 2015, here are my following goals:
1) Focus all my time, energy, dedication, and efforts towards getting better and rebuilding my health.
I’m getting closer to early FI… but even if I don’t get there by the end of this year, I will be ok with that. The last 3 years have felt like a mad rush (self-induced) to get to the top of the mountain. Now that I’ve made my way closer to the summit, I’m starting to realize just how tired and exhausted I really am.
So, there’s really no point in trying to force something… I’m close enough to early FI. I have full confidence that I will get there in due time. I’ve worked too hard for it not to happen!
Instead, let’s set up camp, rest, relax, and re-gather ourselves, before attempting the final ascent. In the process, I am going to say:
- Screw work.
- Screw work ethic.
- Screw corporate politics.
- Screw stress.
- Screw toxicity.
- Screw bullshit.
This year will be a spiritual journey looking inward more than anything else. I will immerse myself with: meditation, qi gong, tai chi, yoga, healthy (unprocessed) foods, happiness and happy people, lots of rest, and then even more rest.
Ultimately, early FI is about more than just wealth, or passive income. Without good health, there won’t be anything worthwhile to look forward to. If my decisions this year delay completion of the journey for another year, or two, or three… so be it. Worst case, I enter pretirement.
For once, I finally do feel like I’m making a wise decision… This one’s a no-brainer.