Financial independence is much more than a way to escape your job.
It's a net and an accelerator of options
1. You want to climb the corporate ladder
You take more risks, you dare, and you get noticed.
2. You love your work
It makes you a better leader. You fight for what you think is right for the company and your teams. You're not afraid of losing your job.
3. You want to reinvent yourself.
Change industries, create your own business, or take time to find what you want to do. Financial independence takes the pressure of immediate income off you.
4. The time for one career is (often) over
It's no longer one option or the other. It's all three and many more that you'll create at different stages of your lives.
For each, financial independence is a net and an accelerator of options.
Don't deprive yourself of it.