From Polly, one of the Mavericks at Work authors:
Old version: work hard (for a very long
time), achieve success, earn freedom (to retire and do all the things
you missed out on while you were working)
New version: find work that affords you freedom = success
I would argue that the organizations and leaders that find a way to
build freedom (freedom from the time clock, freedom from the cube,
freedom from the org chart, freedom to create) into work will be the
winners in the future.
There is no point in doing something that makes you miserable all day so you can be happy later. We (including me) spend too much time planning our retirement. We should be planning our life today. Find work you enjoy! Work that gives you freedom, not work that will give you a retirement.