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Not inclined to spend your third act sitting on a beach or golfing?

Reinvention has become the cool new thing in retirement—the idea that our later years are not just a time of leisure, but a time to tackle new missions that were sidelined as we focused on making money and raising families. The earlier you start experimenting the better when the path ahead is unfamiliar.

“The path to new purpose can be a bumpy road, involving trial and error and a fair amount of adaptation and persistence,” says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, a nonprofit bridging generational divides. “It takes time to navigate to an entirely new chapter in life and work—just think of how long it takes young people to find their way from adolescence to adulthood.”

For more insights read  Reinventing Yourself in Retirement Sounds Great. But It Isn’t So Easy.