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Did you ever have that feeling?
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:42:42 PM »
After you become financially independent, you may lose interest in working as hard as you used to.
Did you ever have that feeling in a morning that you don't want to go to work any more, even your work is not very stressful? Was there any event that triggered that feeling?

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 08:55:33 PM »
After you become financially independent, you may lose interest in working as hard as you used to.
Did you ever have that feeling in a morning that you don't want to go to work any more, even your work is not very stressful? Was there any event that triggered that feeling?

I have always had that feeling.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 09:39:14 PM »
FI enabled me to have a little more perspective.  I no longer had to value everything I did at work purely on the income it provided.  This is a little bit scary, but also incredibly invigorating!  FI doesn't necessarily imply you need to RE, but if it's not encouraging you to optimise your life, you're missing out (on something).  Work can be very satisfying, but if the work you're doing isn't floating your boat, FI gives you more choices than most to change that up.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 12:46:27 AM »
After you become financially independent, you may lose interest in working as hard as you used to.
Did you ever have that feeling in a morning that you don't want to go to work any more, even your work is not very stressful? Was there any event that triggered that feeling?

Isn't that the whole reason many of us want to RE after reaching FI?

I have already reached that point now, even though I am not FI just yet. I have scheduled to work reduced hours, 4 days a week, because I can't inspire myself to work full-time anymore. We only use about 25% of our nett income. Why bother to work full-time for the remaining time. We have 1 - 2 years to go.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 05:31:21 AM »
Once you reach FI it becomes so hard to put up with BS when you know you could just walk.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 05:52:37 AM »
This is why I put so much energy in to doing what I want to now.

I don't need to be FI to be intolerant of work I don't like. My doctorate and 5 years of slogging through debt have used up all of my bullshit tolerance. I may still be in debt, but I have the entitlement and DGAF attitude of someone with a much bigger NW.

I consider it a very good thing. Besides, what's the point of reaching FI if you aren't able to use it to do what you want, isn't that the whole point? If you don't want to keep going to work, don't go...I don't see the problem.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 10:13:09 AM »
After you become financially independent, you may lose interest in working as hard as you used to.
Did you ever have that feeling in a morning that you don't want to go to work any more, even your work is not very stressful? Was there any event that triggered that feeling?

I have always had that feeling.
HAHA!  Ditto!

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 12:36:48 PM »
I have always had that feeling.

I have never been excited to work for money. Not one day of my life. I was born to FIRE.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 01:01:57 PM »
Think this question is in the wrong sub section of the forum. This is the POST fire... so that means folks that are not working or if they work, it's doing exactly what they feel like doing.


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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 11:13:50 AM »
I guess its a Post FI (only) question.

I'm there now.  My work is definitely not stressful.

Yes, every day I struggle a little coming to work.  My motivation is greatly diminished.  I continue because while we might be FI at a strong confidence level, we would still like to reach an even stronger one.  I suppose it really is just OMY syndrome.

I pep talk myself each day that I'll be doing really easy work while collecting a paycheck.

I find I accidentally get interested in some new daily work matter when I'm here.  That helps too.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 04:33:40 PM »
I have always had that feeling.

I have never been excited to work for money. Not one day of my life. I was born to FIRE.
I'll second that. Anything I want to do I'd gladly do for free. Anything I don't want to do, well, money only made it tolerable. Once FI, I gave them the deuces. Peace (out)!

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2018, 07:27:11 PM »
I'm still working. I work in a good job - the pay is decent and I really like the people I work with on a daily basis.

I would rather not work at all though. I'd rather do other things and turning up to work regularly always gives me that feeling. As soon as I'm FI I'm out of here.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2018, 04:59:17 AM »
After you become financially independent, you may lose interest in working as hard as you used to.
Did you ever have that feeling in a morning that you don't want to go to work any more, even your work is not very stressful? Was there any event that triggered that feeling?

I have always had that feeling.

This! I will add the company itself added to that feeling as it morphed from a mom and pop type business into a full blown corporate shit show. Employees became expendable, benefits were cut and hours were expanded. When I went back for a short contract stint, they had lost their best Engineer and he came back and took their best electrician.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2018, 07:35:47 PM »
I guess its a Post FI (only) question.

I'm there now.  My work is definitely not stressful.

Yes, every day I struggle a little coming to work.  My motivation is greatly diminished.  I continue because while we might be FI at a strong confidence level, we would still like to reach an even stronger one.  I suppose it really is just OMY syndrome.

I pep talk myself each day that I'll be doing really easy work while collecting a paycheck.

I find I accidentally get interested in some new daily work matter when I'm here.  That helps too.


I think I started my OMY(s) this year. With so many unknows in the future, I just cannot quit. But I certainly feel that I do not have any motivations to go to work.

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Re: Did you ever have that feeling?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2018, 07:08:18 PM »
I became FI with the main focus on REing asap. The plan was at 38 but a divorce pushed my FIRE plans up to age 42 when I quit work. I quit work at a very barebones FI level so that I could maximize my (relative) youth in order to do more physically hard things I wouldn't be able to do once older. Well worth it even though I liked my job. Getting to a fatter FIRE number required me to sell my house and downsize but also well worth it.

ETA: If I wasn't wanting to RE asap I doubt I would have had as much motivation to become FI. Freedom was the goal not working longer for more money I didn't need after reaching FI. 
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