I recently read a post titled Pessimist, Optimist, Realist and it started me wondering what makes people tick? What makes them choose how they are going to live their lives and how they make life defining decisions.
For a strong financial future, a game plan would be a great thing to have. Walking that straight line to reach a five or ten-year goal has its benefits, but what makes people live their whole lives like this? I’m talking outside of financial goals. Planning every little detail long before it happens. Do people like this miss living life because they are so busy planning for it? Does their world fall apart if life happens and a detour is a must? I suspect some do and that is a shame.
When I was young I never gave much thought to growing old or which path I was going to take along the way. I just lived my life as it came along. No plans for where I wanted to be in five or ten years. I took it one day, one month, and one year at a time.
Along the way I have taken many detours and I would not have it any other way. It has made my life interesting to say the least.
Now I daydream about a future where my finances say I can work when I want and from where I want. However I can’t give up taking a detour now and then to make that daydream a reality. Detours can be so much fun.