“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
If we have been conditioned to believe that we are going to be old at a certain age that is what is likely to happen. Like the Henry Ford quote says, ”If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” The mind influence is a powerful ally or hindrance. I listen to speakers who are in their 70s and 80s who are still wanting to spread their word and achieve their dreams. Think of Colonel Sanders who started his Kentucky Fried Chicken business in his early 60s and Ray Kroc who started McDonalds in his 50s. The first woman to swim the Atlantic was also in her 50s.
Often for women it has been when the children all leave home, or for the men, when they can retire at 65, that the fork of the road presents itself. Do we hide behind fears, beliefs and uncertainties or do we step forward into the unknown but exciting future. If we believe that old age is not a number but a state of mind, the second option can hold more appeal than a life of sameness stretching out into infinity. My tag line is, “Youth and Vitality at Any Age.”
As a new year rolls over, we often make goals or resolutions that we are going to get clear on where we are going to put our energy. So if your goals for 2014 are not clear yet, I suggest you use some of the holiday downtime to think about what you would like to achieve. By writing them down, the universe gets a stronger sense of how it can help you reach your dream.
Enjoy setting and reaching your goals for 2014! Robyn