How can you even think they can’t. Are you? 60 plus and older thinking this?
It’s generational. I am 67 as I write this post and growing up there were NO blogs, no social media and so on. If I wanted to write a book I had to find a book publisher.
I was told by my parents I would get a great paying job when I graduated college. Those that went their own way defying the social norms of the day were labeled “Rebellious” or “Beatniks” for the artistic ones. Much of following our hearts was met with criticism and negative support.
But today in 2021 the world has opened to all kinds of opportunity created by the internet. I don’t have to look for a book publisher – I can create my own.
At 60-years of age, is a glass haft full or half empty? What we often forget is the life we have led so far and our accomplishments.
Here’s my take on these 4 steps and I’ll add a few of my own.
Life doesn’t end when 50 or 60 plus. In many ways it’s just beginning. In fact it’s like a new beginning because you can reflect on what you’ve experienced in the past and pull from it, or indulge in something totally different. Keeping a success journal can help reflection and what you’re life has been like. It helps to see any themes that flow up to now. It creates opportunities to do something else, taking a risk on doing thet “Thing” you always wanted to do. Check out the “Crochet Boss” on facebook. He’s an inspiration.
Move! Keeping you body moving, exercising keeps your brain functioning better than being sedentary.
Fighting weakness. This is all about mindset! Discovering what your weakness are, focus on improving and strengthening it. Which is it – “Grit, passion, or growth”. If the weakness is “Grit” what can be done to make you stronger in this area?
Beyond work. Simply, learn something new, new skills which create new neuro pathways and increase cognitive development.
Confidence. Many people my age think they have nothing to offer, share with others in a blog format. All of it – planning, creating, writing content for it are ALL new skills to learn and helps improve cognitive development.
Finally doing what you love or creating a new interest.
Being a role model for your children and grandchildren. Screw the naysayers, right? And at any age you can be successful!
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