I have found as I get older and contemplate retirement and doing my own thing it becomes difficult some days to go to work without reflecting back on the last vacation to New England or to reflect forward to the next vacation and think that work in today's time is not what it used to be.
Work used to be fun. There was the joy of going to work with the challenge of helping someone in need of financing that would better their position or help them to make money. Now as I try to help someone with their financing my mind is influenced to much by the corporate goals placed on my head.
Thoughts go such as "Loan volume is down - I need this loan" Rather than " Is there something I can do that will enhance this persons business or lifestyle and meet my companies objectives."
The job used to be a "mission work to help others" - Now it is just a job to make ends meet and move one day closer to retirement.
Lord Give me back the joys of my daily life in helping others!