Things ending up working out. You made it. You created a business / raised a family / made lots of money / did something amazingly worthwhile and got compensated for it. Time's winding down, and the "r" word is coming up: retirement.
How do you see it? Close your eyes. See yourself retired.
What are you doing?
Who are you doing it with?
How do you feel?
I see beaches and khaki shorts, running with my wrinkly ol' lady, enjoying each others' laughter. I see kids, and grandkids, and I see that I can still play with them on the floor.
What do you see?
Now, the second question? Are you preparing for this fiscally? I bet you are. I hope you are. You've got a jar under the bed, slowly getting fuller.
Last question: Are you preparing for this physically? I would bet money that you see yourself doing active things in your retirement. I'd bet money you didn't picture something like this:
What are you doing now to invest and insure that you are able to retire then?