When Moses was preparing Israel to enter the promised land, he had to give them a vision of what it would be like. Many of the people had not witnessed the miracles in Egypt. This new generation needed fresh inspiration and a vision for their future. If they were obedient they would grow healthy and strong, and enjoy great prosperity. The other vision was the results of disobedience. From then on, the people could clearly see the blessings of obedience and the curses of disobedience.
In a sense, planning for retirement is enhanced with double vision. It’s very similar to the toss of a coin. There are two sides to the coin…heads and tails. Quite often people make their choices on retirement planning by tossing a coin. Maybe “heads” leads to good planning and obedience to that plan and “tails” means no plan and/or depending on a company 401(k), a small IRA, and social security benefits. “Tails” is not necessarily bad. It may require all three elements as well as the increase in contributions. “Heads” may not be the answer if you make a decision and sit on it without making adjustments during the accumulation period.
The vision for how retirement will be if you have a plan must have obedience. By that, I mean to continually make the necessary adjustments and decisions to make that retirement dream come true. The end goal is to enjoy the prosperity of your efforts and make sure your retirement funds outlive you.
The vision for how retirement will be without a plan, disobedience, is not so pretty. It often leads to hardship because you outlive your retirement assets.
One vision requires a lot of work. The other vision allows you to just coast along through life without a care. One vision brings prosperity, while the other leads to hardship.
Retirement planning requires decisions and obedience to the plan. That’s where double vision comes in. That’s the power of vision from two angles. Such a vision helps people sort out what they will do, because they can think with the retirement in mind.