The journey, not the arrival matters. –T.S. Eliot
That quote expresses how I feel about this. Although the arrival does matter – I do want to retire before I hit the big 6-0 – it is the journey that ultimately drives me. Investing my money and letting it grow is a passion that gives me the energy and perseverance to keep learning, improving my skills and ultimately reach my goal. Financial freedom and early retirement.
But in order to steer in the right direction, I need to know where I want to go. What exactly does financial freedom mean to me? At what point have I achieved it?