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Old 01-31-2021, 01:12 AM   #21
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Thank you all for your responses. I'm struggling to accept the feeling content having no specific goals (for now). I feel like I just completed a marathon and can slow down and catch my breath for a while until I'm ready to begin another challenge. Goal directed behavior is in my makeup so it probably won't last long.

I'm hoping that this is typical for those entering ER.
Doesn't matter what is "typical". What matters is how "you" feel. You say like you feel you just completed a marathon and need to slow down and catch your breath? That's ok.

Slow down, catch your breath, and enjoy these moments. Take some time to reflect. The wheels and cogs will click, and your next worthwhile challenge will present when you are ready for it.
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Old 01-31-2021, 01:24 AM   #22
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:55 AM   #23
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I'm set. I have a list. Actually, a bunch of lists. They're around here somewhere.
Oh man! I forgot about the list. Well golf is on there so I’m good.
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:09 AM   #24
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Except when you "aggressively" seek out those white truffles.
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:21 AM   #25
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:40 AM   #26
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:23 AM   #27
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I continue to be motivated and have the typical aims of exercise, being emotionally and physically healthy. I no longer feel the need to set goals to challenge myself to greater achievements. This is so foreign to me, that I am confused as to whether I should embrace it as a sign of contentment or am I just being complacent?

Is this a common experience for people transitioning into FIRE?
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I think seeking and attaining contentment (long term) is one of the highest goals of all. To be successful at this you have to have done much of the traditional tasks that you describe.

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Thank you all for your input! It's been validating I'll just embrace the quiet for now, as I know my brain will return to goal-driven action in the future.
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Thank you all for your input! It's been validating I'll just embrace the quiet for now, as I know my brain will return to goal-driven action in the future.
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I am 56, FI, semi-retired and enjoying my glide path to early retirement. I have always been strongly goal-driven and continue to advocate for goal setting among my patients and coachees. Since I have financially “won the game” I feel no strong push to focus on goal driven behaviors, both personally and professionally. Financially, I could retire fully, but I truly enjoy my job and find it fulfilling to help others.

I am the typical “Type A personality” always working multiple jobs, no patience for idle time, etc. I’ve always had the entrepreneur mindset, where I was always thinking of the next business, blog or marketing venture. My transition from psychotherapy practice to Pain Management Coaching and Physician Coaching has gone well. I know it makes sense that I no longer need to focus on marketing or filling every open slot in my day, but I find that I am feeling the same in my personal life.

I continue to be motivated and have the typical aims of exercise, being emotionally and physically healthy. I no longer feel the need to set goals to challenge myself to greater achievements. This is so foreign to me, that I am confused as to whether I should embrace it as a sign of contentment or am I just being complacent?

Is this a common experience for people transitioning into FIRE?
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