Within the FIRE community I’ve come across the idea of “one more year syndrome.”? ? The idea can be summed up as a hesitance to accept your release date from the cubicle sentence. ? The justification being that “one more year” will typically result in significant wealth increase.? ?If you’re reached a savings number where you’re considering FIREing, you’ve likely hit an attractive bend point in the exponential curve of asset growth. ?As I approach the deadline to ditch the W2, I find myself being compelled by the idea of an additional years of income and savings.
Earlier today I was discussing the idea with a friend and as is often the case, with blunt honesty I fessed up. ?I guess I’m just greedy. ? But immediately upon saying this I realized the counterpoint. ? I’m being greedy with regards to acquiring money? but continuing to let my time slip away. ? ?The money can be replaced at least in theory, but the time can’t. ? I realized, I need to shift my thinking and perhaps be a bit greedy about taking back my time.
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