Fear Or Comfort

I mention fear before in my previous posts on this blog. Fear is a powerful and wonderful emotions. Fear is an innate and important emotion because people have been walking on this planet. One have to be very cautious and fearful so that he/she can make it without misshap through the day.

Financial Independence is the platform which I built my lifestyle. The passive dividend income derived from my investment portfolio generates the basic expenses in life. I am still having the full-time employment and however have the option of calling it quit at any point of time with a one month’s notice to my present employer. Such circumstance allows me to spend my time with the fear of being retrenched and having no buffer of income to sustain my lifestyle.

I have been working hard almost every day. I ended up getting sick due to the stress generated from the work. The comfort of me having the option to call it a quit at any point of time soothes my inner stress level. I take leave almost every week from now on. I have been experiencing the lifestyle in which I do not have to wake up early for the daily work. The feeling is extremely awesome and I like such lifestyle.

Based on the above-mentioned circumstance, I started to ask myself a very straightforward question.  What’s the worst which can happen after I decide to call it a quit?

This is indeed powerful question to ask myself when I am confronted with fear. I realised that I had gotten the answer to this powerful question. My worst-case scenario was quickly becoming a prior best-case scenario. I dust off the resume and come up with a reason and find myself a jobby job. I have to adapt quickly to an employer-employee dynamic once again.

I seek comfort for not pulling the trigger on my current employment. I know that the generated (annual) saving from the full-time employment will allow me to live for one more year without active employment. I should be glad to be in the existing position in which I get the awesome feeling of pulling the trigger at any point of time without the fear of not able to support myself and family member for at least a decade. This is no need for me to be fearful. I can take the leave whenever I feel like doing so without the constraint of my existing employer.


Author: firewtk

A middle-age Singaporean currently having a minimalist and simple lifestyle. I am not longer in full-time employment with effect from 1 May 2019. I try my very best to write one post per day on this blog. The purpose is to share my prevailing thoughts to interested readers. It is up to the interested readers to decide whether they want to take action in embarking on the FIRE journey. I do not gain anything from this blog and it is solely for sharing hopefully for the benefits of all interested reader. WTK

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