Today is the 25th anniversary of my college graduation. The Denison class of 1991 graduated on May 5th, AKA Cinco de Mayo, so it is easy to remember each year.
Today I am 46 years old and one of my closest college friends has a daughter who will be a Freshman at our Alma Mater in the Fall.
It would be very easy to start talking about how old I am. It would be “normal” to spend time complaining about forgetfulness, aches and pains, poor eyesight and my slowing metabolism.
I hear it all around me. Ad nauseum to tell you the truth.
I will not be sucked into this negative chatter and I hope you won’t be either.
So often these days I have friends, clients and colleagues forwarding me articles and book reviews about how our thoughts make our reality.
“Isn’t this what you’ve been talking about?” they ask me.
Yes it is. I’ve been talking about it and I will continue to talk about it.
What was once considered Woo and New Age is now officially science. There are hundreds of studies by respected doctors and scientists confirming what guru’s and mystics have known for millennia:
Your thoughts make your reality.
And because what you believe is the blueprint for what will occur in your life, it is critical that you don’t fall into the negative aging conversation.
You don’t have to forget things, have aches and pains, lose your eyesight or have a screwed up metabolism.
Those things happen to people who believe that they are going to happen. Which, unfortunately, is most people.
But does every aging person suffer from those things? Of course not.
There are huge amounts of older men and women who are thriving in their later years.
But if you choose to focus on the people who are not thriving, who are declining and whose quality of life is subpar and then you take for granted that that is what is in store for you–then it will be.
I encourage you to change your expectation. Please use those declining people as contrast–the example of what you don’t want for yourself.
I, for one, feel like life has only just begun. I have more than half my life left to live. In a few years my husband and I will be empty nesters and that will allow me a freedom I have never had as an adult. My 2nd career is in its infancy and will only grow and flourish more in the years to come.
I am thrilled to be the age I am. I am hugely grateful for my life, my family, my community, my body and my health. I cherish and take very good care of all of them.
I will be traveling, writing, speaking and eating all over the world. I will be meeting amazing like minded people and getting the opportunity to coach 100’s of women who are committed to their lives being different.
I love to say that I am getting younger everyday.
That is the reality that I am creating.
What are you creating?
You want to be clear so that your life doesn’t just happen by default.
Please pay attention to your words and your thoughts. Don’t allow yourself to believe that aging has to be a terrible decline into death. It simply isn’t true.
You get to write your own story.
Make it a good one.
Is the concept of “your thoughts making your reality” new to you? Do you have lots of questions and arguments running through your head right now? If so, hit contact in the upper right hand corner of this page and set up a complimentary call with me. I would be so happy to talk to you about how it all works.
In order to change your life, you must first change your mind.