Is my work the center of my life and identity?
What is my truest purpose? My life work? My destiny?
What do I want to be remembered for?
Do you dream about the day you can retire from your 9 to 5 job? This is a dream that can turn into a nightmare if you are not prepared. You need to be working on a plan for the halftime of your life right now.
I worked as an elementary school librarian for many years. In 2002, I had worked enough years to take an early retirement. This decision was made in haste and I had no idea what I would do with the rest of my life. My identity was connected to my job. I found myself frantically trying to get another job in a school library. I eventually learned that looking back with regrets was not the path to happiness.
This book tells you exactly how to change your way of thinking from making money for yourself (success) to making a difference in the world (significance). What does it really mean to "have it all"?
Bob Buford has chosen the following epitaph: 100X
This means "100 times". This was taken from the the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. Mr. Buford wants to be remembered as the seed that was planted in good soil and multiplied a hundredfold.
Halftime®: Moving from Success to Significance® was orginally published in 1994. This newly updated and expanded edition includes a foreword by Jim Collins, new questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter, brand new "halftime" stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance and specific "halftime" assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission.
This book should be required reading for anyone thinking about retirement. What are you going to do with the rest of your life?