When we are in our 20’s, the world is this immense, magical place where we can spread our wings and soar as far and as high as we want. We have all the time in the world and our whole lives before us. Somewhere in middle age we reach that halfway point where we look at how far we’ve come and start to get nervous if we aren’t where we thought we would be, or should be, at this stage of our lives. We have a whole new perspective on time now, and from this vantage point, time is running out. Then one day we wake up and find that we are 60 years old and come to the conclusion that our best years are behind us. Or, are they? What if I told you that your best years are just ahead of you?
Think about it. You have 30 or 40 years of experience in living in your repertoire. If you wanted advice on running a business, wouldn’t you be more likely to listen to someone with 40 years of experience in the business world? If you wanted advice on relationships, wouldn’t you go to someone who had 30 or 40 years of experience relating to people? When I see how huge the profession of Life Coach has become in our society, I often wonder how many folks who think that they need one could probably be one based on their life experience. You are an endless fountain of wisdom, knowledge and experience on living. The proof of that? You’re still here!
Just think what you can do with all of that experience! You’ve been around the block a few times (okay, maybe lots more than a few times), and you know where all the pitfalls are. You know what works and what doesn’t. You know what instinctively feels right and what doesn’t. You know who your tribe is, and who you would like in your tribe. Nope, your best years are not behind you. Your best years are in front of you! With all of that experience, wisdom and knowledge at your fingertips, you are in a place where you can shout to the world: “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” Imagine the authentic life you can create from that kind of mindset!
So this week for our writing assignment over on the Home Page, we’re going to sit down and take an inventory of how great we really are! It’s time for us to take stock of our internal assets! As always, have fun and keep writing.
Peace and blessings.