“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” —Maya Angelou
We MiddleLiving/SuperiorSeniors have this dilemma, work hard your whole life and then,,,,,,,,,,
Go relax is conditioning that was sold to our parents, the Superior-Seniors that I like to call them. This is not going to work for us Middle-Living boomers.
Think about this, not giving up is a precursor to winning.
Looking into the next 30, 40, maybe even 50 years with renewed power and energy is the goal. Having a renewed sense of purpose, believing anything you ever thought possible is achievable.
Why then do we sometimes marginalize, disregard and disrespect our own experiences? I believe it relates to experiences with past generations; the conditioning sold to mom and dad. Retirement was the golden ticket. Their belief was ” How could thirty years of experiences be of value to anyone, I’m old”? Today the statement is “how to best utilize your talents, and share them, because I add value”!
Cognitive dissonance is created by inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes leading this harmful feedback loop I call the Negative Energy Tornado; it also fuels limiting beliefs.
Wasting valuable experiences and human capital is simply that, a waste!
I for one am done with that kind of thinking, it is positive transition and the ReFirement Zone. Let’s develop a positive external image and attract new and exciting people into our lives!
Self-Improvement and positive expectations can begin at any time and any age.
Transition can be enhanced by accepting these beliefs-
- Overcoming setbacks build toughness, character, experience, empathy, confidence
- Associate with winners
- Stay socially connected
- Work on your bucket list
- Never complain about how life is not fair
- Admitting insecurities and anxiety is a strength
- Not trying something new guarantees failure
- Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t
- Vulnerability is normal
Seek change as if you life depends on it. Because it does!
I welcome your comments.