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The Retirement Boom by Catherine Allen

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CHAPTER 2Planning and Designing Your Reinvention

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

—Victor Hugo

“Luck is the residue of design and desire,” said Branch Rickey, the innovative executive of the Brooklyn Dodgers, many years ago. He had it right. We can create our own good luck by defining what we desire and putting plans in place to make it happen, or come pretty darn close. But if we don’t have a vision or plan, we may end up someplace else entirely, and not of our choosing.

This chapter is about launching your next phase of life in a direction that is designed by you. It is meant to inspire you, give you practical tips on figuring out what is important to you, and help you identify what steps you need to get there. Subsequent ...

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