I Don’t Want To Retire

I love what I do.

But in less than 4 years, I can retire with benefits.

I hope I have the right attitude to handle this amazing new opportunity.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff,

    I have always said that I hope when I reach retirement age, people will be saying, “No way. He can’t.” I don’t want to be the one who, at retirement age, people are saying, “He should have hung it up 5 years ago.”

    So knowing how to finish well at the top of our game, so to speak, instead of resting on our past laurels and either coasting or burning out, gives us a glimpse into the Biblical notion of 2 Timothy 4:6-7. It states, “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

    It is fun to see people “at retirement age” that are nowhere near finished being “poured out,” and God still gives them the capacity, ability, and drive to be used mightily. With that in mind, man set the retirement age, not God! 🙂 Remember, “elders” in the Bible were revered and given more responsibility, not less, with age.

    Have a great one,


  2. Bob, thanks for your note. Been traveling.
    Don’t want to stop working, just want to be open to new opportunities for God to use me as he sees fit.

  3. Jeff,

    You are open for those opportunities now, right? Just in case God sends you one of those opportunities now instead of 4 years from now. 🙂

    Something tells me you are.

  4. David, the clock is ticking for all of us. Somehow, God has blessed me with a focus on his fact.

    It really is the second coming, when we die. At least that’s how I embrace it.

    Why else are we told to be prepared for the second coming?

    Embracing a deadline is a glorious way to focus.

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