You don’t have to retire early to stop working. You just need to take the “work” out of work. Make work fun by doing these two things:
- Find people you enjoy working with. Of course you don’t always choose who you work with; but when you do, choose projects that allow you to work with people you trust, respect, and enjoy spending time with.
- Find problems you enjoy solving. Again, you may not always have a choice, but try to seek out projects you find interesting and are passionate about. If you’re not excited about any of the projects you currently have, propose a new project that you can lead.
Adapted from “How to Make Knowledge Work Fun” by Larry Stybel.