Mile 7 | The Retirement Race - It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint


Begin your race with the end in mind. Picture yourself crossing that finish line - checkered flags, cheers, happy tears and all.

There is infinite wisdom around visualization and the seeing-is-manifesting mantra, but I find this practice has a much more practical application. If you know where you’re going, it’s much easier to figure out how you’re going to get there.

When it comes to running your race, knowing the distance you intend to cover is mission critical to preparation. I don’t know about you, but my nightmares are made of showing up to do a 10K and being put on the marathon course.

When you know the distance you will need to run, you’re able to plan accordingly. From nutrition and recovery as you train to determining your day-of pace, beginning with the finish line in mind is the first step towards success.

Bringing this back to our retirement race, the same logic holds true - begin with the end in mind. Setting your strategy and targets from the start allows you to know what you’re working towards and recognize milestones along the way.

We find that “saving aimlessly” simply isn’t motivating for most. But, once you add tangible goals to the equation, you can appreciate progress and celebrate traction.

Much like signing up for a marathon, right from registration you know the objective, appreciate the assignment and have bought in to the end goal to cover 26.2 miles…or bust.

Ready for a shift in perspective when it comes to your retirement race? At Compass Financial, our philosophy is based in beginning with the end in mind. Get in touch with us today to learn more about going the distance on your financial plan.