Boomers, we have a new year before us. I am more excited about this New Year than I have ever been about any other. When we are making our New Year, we tend to consider what we are going to accomplish during the New Year, and there is nothing wrong with that.
But I am approaching this New Year with the attitude of, how many boomers can I help in some way this year? Og Mandino, in his materials, stresses we are most happy when we are doing things for others. So I am jolly about the possibility of being of service to as many people as I possibly can.
What are your goals and ambitions for this New Year? Will this year end with the same level of accomplishments you had last year?
How many books will you read this year? How many new friends will you make? How many old relationships will you rekindle? You know, life is like a closed fist. Nothing in and nothing out. In order for your hand to be productive, it has to be opened and applied to some objective. In order for your life to be purposeful, you will have to put it to some use.
I know for us boomers that can be a hard challenge. We have lived all of our lives just to get to this stage where we can relax, kick back, and watch others making a meaningful contribution to life.
Maybe it is a little easier for me because I haven’t really accomplished much in life. Other than raise a family, I don’t have many notable contributions I have made to society. Maybe that makes it a little easier for me to face this stage of my life with the full gusto of a child. I am told that I should act my age, and when I hear that I think to myself, I am acting my age. I am only about 25 regardless of what my birth certificate says.
Yes my body is aging and I am not able to do ALL of the things I once did, but that is my body. I am not my body. I am that spirit that inspires my body into action, so I am acting my age.
So, what about you? How old are you telling yourself that you are? And how are you living that age out in your life? I don’t care what every other 70-year-old body is doing. That shouldn’t define you.
I am a student, yes student, of the Osher Lifelong Learn Institute. Classes are provided by old folks to old folks, and even though I feel a little out of place there, I enjoy the information that is being shared and I enjoy the companionship of other bodies that are of similar mind. Seeing and being around such people inspires me, because these are boomers who are not letting their age define them.
Ok, for real, what are you going to accomplish this year that you probably have never accomplished before? As I tell my Great Grandson, come with me and let’s change this world. You can start by visiting me at idrisrasheed.com and taking my free assessment. From there, we can map a course for you that will have you bringing the house down at the end of next year.
Happy New Year ALL.