Read? Goals, System And Process Are Not Mutually Exclusive! (2)
They say for something you cannot control e.g. stock market your investing Goals are useless.
If you are going to retire in the next few years then it is foolish to set retirement as your investing Goal!
But if you are decades away from retirement you can set SMART investing Goals with Rule of 72; you will still have some control to revise, refine or rebuild your System and Process towards your journey to reach your Goal.
When we are employees; we will one day retire either voluntarily, involuntarily or statutory; we will retire from our full-time job!
Uncle8888 clearly know it and in no illusion and plan decades ahead of its time and can even announce his Goal sooner than expected when he has better grip of ETA to his retirement.
One of his peers who was very motivated and cheong worker who after re-org became his last ex boss before his retirement on Sep 2016.
He bought Uncle8888 lunch and requested him to delay his decision to retire early.
Boss: I won't dare to ask you to delay your retirement. Can you work till Dec so I can have more time to manage the transition?
CW: Last year I have given you and the team one year advance notice. Do you still remember , 10 years ago I have already tell every body that I will work up to 60?
CW: Dec is not possible as I am planning for my Taiwan for Nov/Dec period. Okay, I can work till end Sep. If any work related issues that were not cleared and needed my help I came back to office to help. Anyway, I should be very free.
Uncle8888 did went back on two occasions to help to advise on some outstanding issues.