If you take a moment to reflect back on your life, what dreams did you have that never came to fruition? What goals did you have that you never accomplished for one reason or another?
Sometimes we get stopped because of fear; the ultimate vision just feels so big and impossible that we don’t feel ready. Or maybe the next step in the process feels hard and we let ourselves procrastinate… forever. Or maybe a giant freaking global pandemic threw off your entire year and nothing went as planned for an entire year! Sometimes circumstances just force us to move in a different direction, like a child coming into the picture or a big unexpected change (good or bad).
Are You Letting Age Stop You?
Age is not a restriction! As we get older, age is actually an incredible asset because we have so much more knowledge, experience, beauty and confidence.
When you reframe your thinking and understand age to be an advantage, you might even start having thoughts like, “Wow, maybe it’s a good thing that I took some time before pursuing my goal to run a marathon. It never would have meant so much to me if I hadn’t experienced X!”
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis”
You Deserve a Dynamic Existence
I constantly seek new information and challenge myself because there’s no reason we should give ourselves a life-sentence of regret.
I re-launched my entire career at 40, which is sometimes something I still think is crazy, and a little out of my mind… but I felt drawn to a calling, and I went for it. I think it was a sort of mid-life bad-assery (not to be confused with a mid-life crisis, of course!).
It Doesn’t Mean You’re Unhappy
Setting new goals doesn’t mean that you’re unhappy in your present life, it just means that you’re growing. It doesn’t mean you’re dissatisfied in your life, or you’re broken, or you’re resentful of your spouse or anything like that.
We are all incredible human beings with unique gifts and skills that many of us don’t take the time to nurture. What is your hidden, special talent that you’re being too selfish or scared to bring to maturity and share with the world?
Don’t you think the world wants that gift you have to share? Because I think they do… unless you’re the most incredible farter. Although, on second thought, there are people who would probably be impressed by that.
I’ll leave you with this thought today:
Positivity beats negativity and people are happiest when they are pursuing their goals.
What are you going to do in 2021 to make your year more awesome for you?