Each day is an experimental laboratory for understanding lifestyle design. No action is mandatory. I can stay in bed all day without consequence should I choose. But each decision forms my lifestyle, present and future. Exercise today and have more energy now and retain an active lifestyle longer in the future. Stimulate my brain today and promote a longer intellectual life. Engage in revenue generating business actiities nd support a richer set of lifestyle opportunities. Take the time to enjoy family and friends and reach out for social activities. Enjoy nature and the arts.
Each minute is an opportunity that will never come again and each minute is a foundation for the rest of my life. What I am able to do tomorrow is a consequence of what I do today.
If I make those decisions willy nilly, by whim or how I feel at any moment, I lose control of the future. I know that I cannot control the future and that at any moment a random action can change my life forever but since these are things I cannot control I don’t let them affect my decisions.
I know that by planning each day, I can influence the future days. Discipline in using my time is my tool to create the future lifestyle I want. So RalphCarlsonBlog exists to document my efforts to create a satisfying retirement lifestyle and share anything that I have learned.