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What Does Age Actually Have to Do With It?

What will you be doing when you are 92 years old?  It’s your choice, you know.

Take for example the lady in the recent marathon run in San Diego.  She’s 92 years old and she finished the race!

When was the last time you moved your body for 7 ½ hours doing anything?  That’s exactly what Harriette Thompson did in completing her 26.2 mile trek in San Diego.

By the way, she is the oldest woman to do such a thing!

What makes one person commit to running and finishing a marathon at 92 and another to veg on their couch eating potato chips?man-311626_1280

The problem for you is if you are vegging on your couch eating potato chips, you will probably not achieve all you can do, be or have, regardless of how long you live!

Think how great Harriette Thompson must feel having completed a marathon at her advanced age!  Compare that to yourself as you suffer rolling off your couch and struggle to rise to your feet because of your excess weight and lack of physical conditioning.

Why is Harriette accomplishing at a very high level and at a very advanced age, and you (regardless of your age) are living in mediocrity, at best?

There is a one word answer to that question:  ATTITUDE.

Harriette chooses to have an attitude where she won’t allow her age to limit reaching her dreams.

C. S. Lewis best identified Harriette’s kind of thinking decades before her marathon story hit the front page. He said:

“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.”

Here is your challenge—you have to actually believe that statement, if you are ever going to get up off your couch and truly strive to make something great out of your life.

Here are some thoughts on how you can meet that challenge and become more in your life than you ever dreamed you could be.

What follows is a bibliography, if you will, of some of the best articles I’ve seen on the web regarding changing your attitude.  I figure to give you some “how to’s” in this article there really is no need to “reinvent the wheel.”

There is some great stuff out there to help you!binary-1414324_1920

The first link is to a short and sweet article on lifehack.org.  It gives  you 5 tip to change  your attitude for  the better.

For those of you who  need  a  deeper  dive into this whole subject the next link will take you there.  It is an article that discusses some proven psychological research on the whole topic of changing your attitude.

Tinybuddha.com offers, as they say, “simple wisdom for complex lives.”  In their article, Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life, you will learn the story of a struggle overcoming failure and mental illness.  One major key was making a change in attitude.

So…let’s say internet based sources for fixing your attitude are not your thing.  You prefer the feel of a physical book you wrap your hands and mind around.b2ap3_thumbnail_MP910221031_20150105-202108_1  Okay…here goes.

First up is Deborah Smith Pegues’ book, Choose Your Attitude Change Your Life…in 30 Days.  She explores 30 negative attitudes and how to think more positively instead.

There is the time honored book by Napolean Hill.  In this particular book, Hill makes the point all aspects of your life depend on how you make up your mind.  The book’s title is:  Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude.

One more for good measure—it’s a book written by John C. Maxwell entitled, The Difference Maker.   Can you guess what makes the difference?

Lets face it, there are a lot more resources out there to help you realize your attitude is everything regardless of your age.

However, my belief is if you dedicated yourself to applying the information in the above resources your age and attitude would be the least of your challenges in life.

garylogonewbrownsmallTell us what you have learned from this information that convinces you age has nothing to do with limiting your goals or dreams.

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Crop of GNCC ShotMindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) provides self-employed people inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps self-employed people better profit through performance.

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