One of the things that I am frequently hearing from people that are close to or over 50 years old is, “I am too old to learn that stuff”, and I say balderdash!
I know the getting older is not something any of us welcome. I myself find, sometimes I act like I am way older than I really am, when I am not. So what defines being too old.
I think we can all agree, that being too old is a state of mind. In fact, we are never too old to take on a new challenge. Taking on new challenges and goals is what keeps a person young. Some of the most beautiful people I know, are the ones that have the next goal in mind and are working day by day slowly moving toward the prize.
For me, my goal is to remake myself so that my husband and I can have a good semi-retirement. I have had to formulate what that looks like in my mind. That image I have formulated is what gives me the fuel to continue to work towards my goal, our goal.
I think, we can all agree that as long as you are alive and breathing you are NOT too old to take on new and greater challenges.
You can be the one that everyone else says, “I don’t know how you do it, where do you get all the energy?”. I’ve got news for you. Your energy comes from having a dream and a goal, because everyday you getup to move closer to where you want and need to be.
Every person out there, that is, “feeling old”, knows what they need to do. In fact, I am going to be a little bit harsh here and say.
Get off your a*s and get doing.
First and most important, you need make it a non-compromising point, that everyday you are going to spend no less than 15 minutes doing something that falls into physical activity. That may be Yoga, Tia Chi, stretching, lifting weights, cycling, walking, running, anything that you desire to do the out of the norm. It does not have to be the same thing everyday. It just has to be something and you must do it for 15 minutes. Get a timer.
Everyday! This is not an option..period!
Second, and this is for you. Find something that is of interest to you. Maybe you like to make things. Well, visit the book store and find something. Get a magazine that has projects in it and find something to make. If you make it and you decide you don’t like it, then give it away as a gift to someone that could use it and then make something else.
Just to let you now since I really really like computers I am doing what I love and that is working on the computer and helping others to achieve the same. (I am sharing my journey about how I am doing this but also watch for links on my site teach how to do what I am doing)
Third, if you are like I am and you need to figure out a new form of income, I call it, “digging a well”, then get doing. The Well, will not be dug by wishing or thinking about it. Digging a Well, takes a lot of labor and hard work and working on it is the only way it will get it dug.
I have to say, that this post is for me, as much as it is for you. This post at least helps me to feel like I am not alone when it comes to digging my well. Maybe someone out there will read this and be able to relate and offer kinship.
Feel free to add your 2 cents in the comments.
P.S. Say this to yourself…I can do anything I want to do and I will just do it.
Do you hear the Rocky theme playing in your head?