If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “I want to work till I drop”, my husband, Chris, and I could take a nice cruise.
People who say they want to work till they drop are invariably talented at what they do. They’re typical boomers in that every success has come to them.
But the notion of work till you drop worries me at times. I recommend looking at life in total, not just the professional/work part, and examining how it could proceed going. It’s easy to say “I’ll just keep doing this” but it’s also easy to spend a little time reflecting on missed or put-aside opportunities that would enhance an already successful life.
What’s not easy is actually taking steps toward one of those opportunities. Work till I drop people are so deep inside their comfort zones, so successful, so well known, that life seems to have a built in safety net. Working without a net can be downright scary but it can be exhilarating, challenging and uplifting.
Personally, I like to keep one foot in my comfort zone and one foot in something new, always ADDING to my life. That means doing new and different things along with familiar and safe things.
All the additional things I now savor are new (and, usually, wonderful) to me!