Not many of us have the financial freedom to leave our job or sell our company at mid-life. More importantly, it probably would not be healthy to do that. But, unless you decide how much is enough, when it comes to your finances, it is very unlikely that you will be able to break free from the gravitational pull of staying fully absorbed in first half success.
Most people who have been successful in their first half have discovered that enough was never enough. They had to draw a line in the sand.
|Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." [Heb 13:5] ||
||I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. [Phil 4:12]
I am sure you have discovered at every level of income and wealth accumulation we think that just attaining the next level is going to be what it takes to give us the security and freedom we need and desire. But when we reach that level we just raise the bar. Yet the Bible clearly says that "Godliness with contentment is great gain." [1 Tim 6:6]
Could it be the gain we sought in the first half of life stands in our way of real gain gain for all eternity?
Take a minute to ask yourself what level of accumulation, lifestyle, income or affluence will be the final line in the sand for you and your family.
A trusted financial planner can help you with this decision by providing the needed data and calculations to project your financial future as you make decisions today.
Ronald Blue & Co, LLC
Providing wealth management advisory services to high net worth people, many of whom have mid-life transitional issues that surface in the context of wealth management. Drawing financial "finish lines" brings a crisp focus on halftime issues.
If you are not a high net worth person at mid-life there are still financial strategies that will allow you to fulfill your promptings to serve. The links below will take you to the appropriate section on the Finishers Project website.
Providing pathways for people
to serve long-term, short-term at home
or abroad in missions. Submitting your profile - your background and interests - you receive a custom list of organizations that
can beneficially use you (and, if married, your spouse) to join Jesus in His passion
Finding significance in your second half will cause you to ...
- discover the primary reasons for your existence.
- wake up in the morning with great anticipation of the day ahead.