I’m 57 years old and living my best life. I’m future focused and have a growth mindset. I’ve never been the girl who lives in the past. I love where I am. I set goals and imagine all the possibilities. I’m constantly changing and growing and evolving. I learn from my mistakes and don’t let them keep me stuck. If I need to change a habit that isn’t serving me, I change it. If I need to quit a commitment that has run it’s course, I quit it. I’m willing to try new things. I’m willing to make mistakes. I’m willing to be uncomfortable. I’m willing to disappoint people and I’m willing to let others be wrong about me. It’s all fine. It’s all important. I craft a life I love. I live a life I’m proud of. I don’t make excuses. I don’t give my power away. I don’t take things personally. I love myself well. I love my people well. I practice habits that move me forward. I tell the truth. I don’t over commit. I say yes to the things that I want to do. I hang out with the people I want to hang out with. I feel no obligations to anyone. I don’t gossip. I’m trustworthy. I’m loyal. I’ve decided who I want to be and I’m being that.
I have big plans for my future. I’m going to school to begin a new career. It’s exactly what I’m meant to do. The next right thing. The next BEST thing. A work that will add value to the world. A work that will push me and stretch me and make me better. A culmination of a lifetime of learning. I’ve never been more excited and terrified and HAPPY. The happiest people are the people who are pursuing their potential. The happiest people are the ones who take full responsibility for their own life. The happiest people are the ones who see possibility everywhere and potential in everyone, especially themselves. The happiest people are the people who are fully present and future focused at the same time. What we do today is absolutely deciding what we do tomorrow. I want to be the best possible version of myself today. I want to be healthy spiritually, emotionally, cognitively and physically. I practice daily habits that keep me clearly headed in that direction. I want to be an example of what’s possible in the second half of life. I refuse to live vicariously through my husband, kids and grandkids. They are free to live their best life and I am free to live mine. It makes our family extra spectacular. We’re all meant to flourish in whatever season we are in.
So how about you? Are you living your best life or are you blaming your life on something else. Are you future focused or are you feeling stuck. Do you like the life you’re crafting or do you give your power away. Do you love yourself well or are you being a martyr. Do you know what you want or do you acquiese to others. Are you being honest or are you people pleasing. Are you future focused or are you stuck in the past? Do you see possibility or do you complain about it all. Such great questions. Ask yourself and observe your thoughts and decide who you want to be. It might be time to make a few subtle changes. Some simple shifts in your thinking. A few adjustments to your habits. Maybe just one at a time. I have some tried and true ideas that I will offer once a month in this segment “Live Your Best Life.” Words that will bring life and light and challenge and fun. Thanks for giving me this space. I’m so grateful. It will benefit us both I promise. HOORAY!!!!