Do you ever get up in the morning look in the mirror and wonder who is staring back at you?
I think it’s something that we all do from time to time but especially when we are nearing a milestone in our life.
With every milestone that approaches I think many of us find ourselves looking back at our achievements or lack thereof. But have you really faced a lack of achievement? Or have they just manifested themselves in different ways than what you had anticipated?
Many people reach their 40’s and 50’s and find themselves embarking on a total career transition while others are gearing down to retirement. Maybe you’ve been a stay at home mom and been tasked with taking care of your family. Once the kids are grown and off to college you might decide this is the time for you to focus on yourself. A friend of mine decided at 25 years old not to have children. She wanted to travel the world and at the age of 50 she has seen 29 countries. Other people reach the age of 65 and decide that they aren’t ready for retirement. They might go on to do something entirely different from what they chose as their initial career path instead of retiring.
Turning a certain age simply marks an event. Maybe these milestones can be exciting turning points in our lives where we decide to embark on something new. Ultimately, it is up to us as individuals to decide what path to take, creating our own destiny.
If you are feeling unsatisfied with your accomplishments, I encourage you to create a timeline and write them down. What are your triumphs? I bet you will be surprised with what comes up. As you do this exercise, celebrate the victories, and take pride in your successes.
If you are looking in the mirror feeling discouraged, ask yourself what is holding you back from living your profound life? Remember, it is never too late to make a change or start something new.
Here is a great example. Bill Gibson turned 100 years old this week. He has always wanted to own property in his native Scotland. It has happened, at 100 years old, he is now the owner and rightful Lord of one square foot of Scotland. It is on a nature preserve where a tree will be planted in his honour. He is officially Lord William Lindsay Gibson! What an achievement on his biggest milestone yet.
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