What to Do When You Believe You are Old and in the Way?
If you are 60 years old or older, the biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are too old and in the way. Never believe such an illusion. People who believe that old age is a hindrance to themselves and others, really do not appreciate the joy of aging. Growing older means that you are gifted with knowledge, wisdom, and experience to share with others.
Some of the most celebrated individuals where older when they made their greatest discoveries and achieved their greatest goals. The 45th president, Donald Trump, is a shining example of someone achieving one of the greatest goal, Commander-n-Chief, while over the age of sixty. “There have always been high achievers between 60 and 100 who crowned a career with their best-ever work or chose a whole new life and nailed it,” according to the Sunday Express.
Achievements in science, business, fashion, writing and many other endeavors have been birthed into history by older people.
Therefore, whenever you feel old and in the way. Think again.
Instead of thinking about throwing in the towel, adopt a new mindset, one that will give you a new perspective on what can be the most creative time of your life.
James Parkinson: discovered Parkinson disease at 62
Coco Chanel: acknowledged as the chief of fashion at age 82
Colonel Harland Sanders: became famous for the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise at 74
Patrick O’Brian: became famous for master and commander sea stories.
Considering the great accomplishments of those passed the age of 60, you must not enter the golden years without strength, determination, and vision. The time has come to make a significant difference in the world.
Life After 60
Do You Feel too Old to Start a New Lifestyle?
When people tell you that you are too old, prove them otherwise. Never let the narrow mindedness of others impact your dreams and visions.
Consider yourself a hero. You have survived the ups and downs of life, gained wisdom, knowledge, and understanding about the mystery of life. Those who are younger than you have yet to face what you have already confronted and defeated.
Bucket List & Things to Do
You have heard of this concept many times. However, it is time make choices that will take the joy of life to another level. Take risks the will maximize the freedom and happiness you always craved.
- Travel across the world
- Enjoy running in a marathon
- Learn how to sail a boat
- Start a movement for a social cause
- Bring a community together
- Read War and Peace
- Go mountain climbing
- Go scuba diving
- Start an annual block party
- Try parachuting
- Participate in a singing competition
- Adopt a child
- Teach something inspiring
- Join an acting class
Are You Following Your Dream?
Do You Have a Bucket List after retirement?
- Go back to college
- Overcome fear of public speaking
- Become an avid people photographer in your town
However, Don’t Over Do It. Get Plenty of Rest.
Whenever you feel tired and run down, choose a day of relaxation. Go down to the beach or by the lake and stay there all day. Take a blanket, a towel, and a lunch bag. Observe nature and all its movements. Meditate and exercise the five senses to the uttermost.
Getting periods of rest will reenergize your body and mind, thereby helping you to maintain your youthfulness.
To avoid overdoing it, create a schedule in which you balance your time with periods of stillness and relaxation.
Regardless of age, always act on your dreams. Retirement is not an option for the young at heart. They keep going and going. Let this be you.