Thinking of your career, how many were the ways in which your success was recognised, and even rewarded?
Perhaps you received a promotion, a new job title, a pay rise, a bonus or maybe a worthwhile pat on the back.
In retirement such things don’t happen, or if they do it’s in a different way. You may have a struggle on your hands in the absence of such clear and tangible validation in retirement. But there is always an answer.
If, for example, you engage in voluntary work then the reward can come in the form of a show of appreciation from those you have helped.
On the other hand, you may enlarge your circle of friends and gather appreciation from them for the friend that you are.
In another direction, you may simply enjoy the dawning of each new day and the possibilities it brings you.
In summary, a retirement coach can help you to frame your thoughts on this critical topic.
Retirement: You won’t know that it is like until you get there.