Retirement does not signal the end of life or giving of yourself: Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr.

Asha Bajaj
5 min readSep 7, 2021

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Testimonial: “‘Inspired, Not Retired’ is the true embodiment of inspiration, enlightenment, and self-awakening,” Asha Bajaj, editorial director, publisher, and marketing of Canadian-Media

Toronto/Canadian-Media: A review of Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr.’s book “Inspired Not Retired” by Asha Bajaj focuses on leadership and mentorship based on the slow and steady evolution of a voluntary developmental relationship Burl had with his father and makes the book a must to be read by both children and parents.

Image: Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr. (left), Dr. Burl with his wife & two sons (top); Commissioning of Dr. Burl in 1983 (bottom)

As the title of the book suggests, retirement is not a signal to the end of life or giving of oneself. Rather it should provide inspiration for continuous improvement of the self and the community one lives in.

After five years of retirement, Burl still did not feel retired and yearns to help create understanding through mentorship relationships with service to the community and to make it better.

Burl’s message in the conclusion of his book, “I remain Inspired, Not Retired, there is much work to be done…and retire when…I have done my best and it is time to rest” has not only reinforced my mission in my being inspired even after retirement but also strive to make the community a better place.

Other important lessons learned are hard work does not kill, never to remain idle, always be useful; and have a purpose; learn to recognize opportunities to remain useful which are motivating factors for both parents and children to read this book and get inspired by its various messages.

The book’s anecdotes teach the children not to overlook the sacrifices and guidance they received from their parents to be successful in life.

Burl admitted in his book that his parents’ advice was responsible for his personality, professionality, and patience and inspired him to realize not only how to accomplish his end goals but also know when these goals had been accomplished.

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Asha Bajaj

I write on national and international Health, Politics, Business, Education, Environment, Biodiversity, Science, First Nations, Humanitarian, gender, women