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:
Sarah Jane Adams – 61 year old fashion model
John Glenn – went to space at age 76
Teiichi Igarashi – climbed Mt. Fuji at age 100
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!