Many people believe that once they get older, they are stuck wherever they end up in life. They believe that they are out of chances to make positive changes that could mean a happier, more satisfying existence.
Have you gotten comfortable with your discomfort?
Instead, they learn to live with feeling bored, restless, and filled with self-doubt. They are convinced that they are too old and have missed the boat for excitement, variety, mastering new skills, and discovering new experiences.
While other people crave positive change when they reach middle age and beyond. But fail to recognize and seize opportunities that come their way. When something new comes along they ignore it assuming the chance for the excitement they crave can’t be meant for them.
If you can unlearn your limiting beliefs, you would know that it’s never too late to go after the things you truly desire. You only live once. But that one life can undergo massive transformations and experience deep and profound awakenings that can take you on more journeys than you ever dreamed could happen to you.
YOU are built to do extraordinary things.
That includes the ways you choose to spend your time in the later years of your life. The only time limit you have on good living is after you expire – and who can say when that is?
Living a grand life, the way that you hoped life would be served up, deliciously, is always an option and it’s never too late. The key is to begin improving your personal effectiveness, so you can make room for the spicy things you want to see happen.
Still thinking you’re too old, too settled in your ways, to invite needed change and growth into your life? Think again.
Proving wrong three myths that it’s too late to change
Myth 1: I’m too old to change.
Many people set their life goals based on how old they are. For example, they want to have children by age 25. They want to own a house by the time they are 30. They want to be a millionaire by the time they reach 40. This is an outdated outlook. At times it can be useful to attach a timeline or milestone to life goals. Today, people are living healthier, longer lives and remaining productive for far longer than past generations.
Age is just a label we put on ourselves. The only barrier you have to living the life you dream of and being effective in every area of your life comes from your own limiting beliefs. And as with all limiting beliefs, you can reprogram yours to become empowering beliefs instead.
Myth 2: It’s too late to change because I’m trapped in my financial situation.
Money is an emotional trigger for many people. Most associate finances with fear, but it’s false. Financial hardship at some point in your life impacts your current attitude towards wealth. We cling to the scarcity, penny-pinching, limiting mindset. And this mindset carries over into our later years, scaring us into the false belief we can’t go after our dreams.
This skewed way of thinking affects our emotions, our behavior, and our actions. Yet, our deeply rooted set of beliefs about money actually can be transformed so that we may begin to welcome abundance into our lives and be more effective.
The scarcity mindset is a limiting belief. Believing that there isn’t enough money to go around keeps you from stepping out of where you are. Transform your limiting money mindset to one of believing there is always enough or more than enough money for your needs and desires. It will take time and work, yes. But a mental mindset shift around money is entirely doable, and the first step toward attracting wealth.
Myth 3: It’s too late for me to change because I don’t have time.
Many of us have spent our lives committing to things like starting a diet, saving money or searching for a new job. But these goals of ours smack of the self-defeating mantra: “I’ll do it tomorrow”. At the time, we may have had positive thoughts about keeping the commitment But in reality, all we’ve learned is how to procrastinate the changes we want to make.
Now we think we don’t have time to make any life changes because we’re older and set in our ways. Our lives are already brimming with stuff that takes up our time. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
You can make a positive change at any age, and at any time in your life.
Instead of yet again putting off what you wish to change, start now, this instant. Do something towards that goal… even if it’s a small thing that seems ordinary. Take a baby step. Each seemingly inconsequential move gets you closer to your desired outcome. Prioritize your time to incorporate the little changes, until they become big changes. We all fall into the trap of thinking it’s too late to make changes to become more effective. We’ve become programmed to the fact that we can only make life changes when we are young. But in reality, everyone is in a constant state of change. So take the time now to change your mindset. Set your personal effectiveness goal, and go for it no matter what your age or stage of life.