Throughout our lives seemingly random, disconnected events take place. Then one morning you wake up and recognize, Everything I've experienced has been leading up to this. You realize that God intentionally guided and weaved your years of gaining skills, experiences, and wisdoms for an extraordinary purpose.
Your influence doesn't stop when you achieve success, or when you retire. In Robert Clinton's book "The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development," Clinton reflects on his studies of leaders. Many build successful enterprises and then dream of a successful retirement of relaxing, golfing, travel, or spending time with hobbies. They believe that's what they've worked toward – the freedom to no longer contribute their talents to the workforce.