Aging isn’t a Curse it’s an Asset, and it’s time to break out of that cycle of thinking. Our barrier is how we think about aging!
Madeleine Albright is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
The best part about her story is this – she never found her “voice” until the vibrant age of 55. IMPRESSIVE!
The truth is we tend to use our age or view ourselves as “too old” to change careers, pursue a passion, or learn something new or follow our heart. We invest years of our lives into “being there for others”. They’ve moved on and we’ve found another excuse as to why we can’t and remain in an unhappy cycle of unfulfilled goals and unlived desires.
I always wanted to run a 10K but I can’t…I’m too old. You may not be able to run as fast as you did 25 years ago, but you CAN still run.
I can’t go back to school, I don’t want to be the oldest person in the class – only you know your age and really does anyone care? It’s actually inspiring to know NOTHING…not even our age will slow us down or stop us.
Accomplishments are tangible experiences within our power to live.
You’re never too old and it’s time you stop buying into that old beaten down lie. Trust me, the minute you stop listening and believing that lie it’s the very minute the door of expansion and energy shows up.
Opportunities show up and we miss them because we’re viewing our lives through blurred lenses and limited mindset
How about you?
What’s that ONE thing you’ve always wanted to do but has never done because you’ve used your age as an excuse?
- I’m too old to…???
- I’m too old to change careers and compete with the tech savvy generation
- I’m getting ready to retire and…how lovely!
We are fortunate to be alive to celebrate another opportunity and we groan with the burden of ageism ?
Here’s how to break down the barrier and get out of your way. Use this simple exercise to get started.
Write it down ( the one thing you’ve used your age as an excuse to NOT do)
- How true is that?
- How do you feel believing that?
- How different would you feel from taking action?
- What’s that ONE thing you can start now to break that lie cycle?
How about it? So back to Madeleine…at the age of 55 she found her voice and today at 81 she continues to blaze the trail and make a valuable contribution and difference in our world. And, she’s not going to stop. Whatever your age bracket you can start investing your life into finding your voice, your creativity, confidence…and like many Madeleines’ you won’t want to stop.