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An extreme retirement hobby: mountain climbing

I recently had the pleasure of attending an industry conference and listening to a panel of some of our finest consultants.

One top advisor mentioned that she told her clients that reaching their goals would require a five-year plan, rather than an instant fix. For the most part, we’ve become an instant fix type of society. We can quickly scan texts, emails, and instant messages or quickly drive thru to accomplish most of our needs and desires. But that has an inherent problem: the easiest and quickest solution is not usually right way. You can force a square peg into a round hole with a mallet, but there will be damage.

Everything that is worth something requires time, preparation, commitment and oftentimes, some pain—whether physical, emotional or financial.

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