Although the article is for readers still in the work phase of life, retirees all need to identify their purpose-particularly when the retirement phase of life could last 25 years or more. The author’s questions and points are equally important, if not more so, for pre-retirees to ask, answer, and ponder.

He points out…Today’s workers may reject three lies about work and embrace one truth: We write our own stories. The people who are happiest at work don’t just climb; they dig, performing a “meaning audit.” Learning to ask questions of ourselves and listen to the answers can help unearth our true purpose.

We need to also continue to climb, dig and perform a “meaning audit” prior to entering retirement. We have a huge opportunity to “write our own stories” in our Encores-a time that may last 30 years or more!

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