Making It Happen After 50
In my previous post I wrote about Thriving with the right mindset. I discussed tools like making a life audit and setting some dreams and goals. Ideas that I had found working through my ‘Thrive Journal’. If you missed the post you can read it HERE.
I briefly discussed Setting your Intentions to achieve your dreams and goals. We all have our own ideas of what this means but the most important thing is to acknowledge that if we want something to happen it is up to us as individuals to make it happen.
Setting your Intentions
In the journal THRIVE which I have been working through, once you have undertaken a life audit it is time to set some goals and dreams. This also means setting your intentions for making things happen every day. Setting your intentions will keep you on track and help you to focus as you move forward.
For example one of my intentions is:
I choose to look after my mind, body and spirit by nurturing, exercising and making healthier lifestyle choices.
We are our own enemy
I’m guilty of saying: ‘if only’ or ‘but’ and I’m sure many of you are too. However, we need to try to stop using these words and replacing them with ‘I can’, reinforcing a more positive attitude to what we want from life. WE CAN ALL ACHIEVE WHAT WE WANT IF WE WANT IT BADLY ENOUGH.
You can’t stay in one spot we are constantly changing even if we don’t realise it. Life is about growing, experiencing new things and moving out of your comfort zone. Age shouldn’t be a factor.
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Some of us have big dreams or goals and others just want to find their ‘happy place’ in life. There is quite a lot written about changing ourselves or rediscovering ourselves and I have written about these topics before.
However, we are all individuals and some of us are quite content with who we are – THAT IS FABULOUS! But for those who are still wanting more, then you need to just focus on what YOU want and not worry or compare yourself to others and their achievements. Success means different things to different people.
It is up to you – will you stop saying ‘one day’ and just make it happen? You have the power to do it, so start making things happen for you.
What is one dream or goal you would like to realise this year? I would love you to share it with me in the comments section below.
A great example of making things happen is my next guest in the Over 50 & Thriving Series. Kathy Marris from 50 Shades of Age will be sharing her experiences with us in her post ‘How to Slot Travel into your life’. Kathy shares her love of travel and also shows us ways to make sure you don’t put off your dreams.
If you are enjoying the Over 50 & Thriving series I would love you to share with your friends so we can all spread the message and make 2018 the best year ever.
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