Age Is Just A Number

I wonder how many people become disenfranchised, stressed, worried or concerned about their age. It seems there are two ways we can look at aging and how we approach life, our lifestyle and the impact it has on living and work.

One way is that when we hit whatever age in our mind is “it,” we are doomed and done. Life is over for us.

The second way is that no matter our age, life never stops and we can be as strong as ever in effort, drive, and enthusiasm.

I find it somewhat of a dichotomy that we spend years studying, learning, achieving, becoming and then when we have gained the wisdom, and knowledge we are not valued. Instead, we may be viewed as “has been,” replaced with someone younger and less experienced.

Something I have learned over the years as I have aged, is that wisdom is a gift that should be treasured and passed on. We don’t know what we don’t know until we know it, then we learn something new. This continues indefinitely, as long as we engage the mind with the desire to know more.

In a fast-paced world of today, age is not what it used to be. The older generation is health conscious, creating longevity; and wanting to work longer, keep active and contribute to society.

So, how do you capitalize on your value whether you work for someone else, you work for yourself or you are looking for a new career path?


  • Is your personal energy level uplifting and inviting?
  • Are you passionate about what you bring to others, an organization or your clients?
  • What are your own values and do you live by them?
  • What sets you apart from others?
  • Do you believe in yourself?
  • Are your thoughts focused on retirement or living life to the fullest?
  • Do you feel worthy of who you are and what you have and/or what you want?

Age is just a number…..

  • We are not limited, but by our own thoughts.
  • Age is only a counting of how many years we have lived, it does not define how we live.
  • Strength comes from within the mind and our spirit, not by the number of our age.
  • Perseverance and determination are key.
  • Success can be achieved at any age.

Here is a sampling of older people who have honored their value, experiencing success in different ways:

  1. Sarah Jane Adams – 61 year old fashion model
  2. John Glenn – went to space at age 76
  3. Teiichi Igarashi – climbed Mt. Fuji at age 100
  4. Peter Roget – invented the Thesaurus at age 73

If you get up every morning with the vision of vitality and empowerment, your age is just a number!


Eileen Bild
Eileen Bild
EILEEN is Founder of The Core Thinking Blueprint Method, CEO of Ordinary to Extraordinary Life, Executive Producer of OTELproductions, and talk show host for OTEL TALK. She holds a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and is a published author, Internationally Syndicated Columnist, contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change and Breakthrough S.P.A.R.K. Coach. Eileen and her husband Trevor are a power couple whose foundation is a 360 view of the world through inspiring, uplifting, and empowering others. Maximizing performance, communication, and drive for growth for your highest achievement is what you will experience working with Eileen and Trevor. They are owners and producers for ROKU channels KNOB TV, OTEL TALK, and OTEL MUSIC VIDEOS; and develop channels for professionals and businesses. They collaborate with companies, such as 360° Nation/Dennis Pitocco, musicians, entrepreneurs, and many more. Go from Ordinary to Extraordinary!

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  1. As I mature (now 71) and watch my friends and colleagues as they do, I notice that we need to be really clear on what we WANT in life. I find most people as they age become vague on what they want and focus on what they don’t want in their lives. If we can’t get clear on what we want, how can we live a life where our age really is just a number.

    • Kathy,
      I agree with you….being really clear on what we want in life, and I will add, what we are grateful for, helps us to live happier, healthier and more vibrantly. The mind is very powerful and it has a direct impact on the body, bodily functions and the impact on our livelihood. Clarity is not as easy as it seems….

  2. When that dreaded birthday comes around remember that you are only one day older than you were the day before.

    How we deal with aging is influenced to a large degree by our health. I’ve known people well into the aging process that were active, alert, and productive. I’ve also known some that were totally defeated in the middle age period.

    • Ken, I agree with you…aging is influenced by our health…both in mind and body. It seems, in many studies, those with a positive mindset and who exercise tend to live a healthier, happier and better quality life.

    • Wow…that is awesome! That will be me!! I am back at the gym after a three year hiatus due to a spider bite. My intention is to not stop till I drop….and also continue to do the things I enjoy, both in my professional and personal life for as long as I can.