5 Goals for creating a better Life beyond 40


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Wow! You’ve just hit the magic 40 … 45 … 50 … 55 … 60. What happens next? Here’s 5  (perhaps different) ideas to get you galloping through the rest of your life …..

Have a Crack! 

What?! ….. What have you got to lose? Have a go at something that would ordinarily seem out of reach. Stretching beyond the horizon stretches your capabilities. You know, the ones that you have and that you know about. Also  the ones that you have … and that you don’t know about. These are the ones that lay in wait  ready for you to activate. Now comes the time to fully explore your capabilities. Learn more about yourself. No time to have an idle mind, there’s life to be lived. Have a crack instead!

Don’t listen to others … unless you are Asking for help.

Steer your own course. Beware of ‘expert commentary’ from the sidelines. When you lack direction, others will gladly direct you to a destination of their choosing. To live life on your  terms you will need to minimise distractions. Plot your own adventure, take others with you if you like however stay in charge of your direction. The master of the ship, so to speak. If you run into difficulty, know who to turn to for the right help.

What will really make you excited!

Whoah, yes excitement is included in your life (still). Remember the days? Plan wild if you have to. Though don’t forget the little things that can also get you going. No more mundane, banish the sameness, your direction is now more excitement oriented (and why not?). Even adding a tinge of excitement to the more boring of tasks (be creative here), will make your days a pleasure rather than a drag. I guarantee that it’s a great way to give you maximum opportunity to prolong your life as well … and that’s got to be good.

There is no tomorrow … ramp it up today.Blog16

That’s right, there are no guarantees of tomorrows. No ‘one day, ‘some day’ … they have arrived “today”.

Plan. Execute.

Procrastination can be an ugly beast. How many times do you put things off? You know, important things. Things that will make a major, positive difference in your life. Plan them today, then execute them, put them in place. Don’t tell your loved ones later … “I should have done that earlier”. Get cracking NOW!

Others actually care … let them in. 

Island status is reserved for countries like Iceland & Australia …  not  for You. When your head is down either in work or self pity, it is easy to ignore others and isolate yourself. When you let others (back) into your life you are actually nourishing yourself. Feed yourself with the care & love of others and the goals will start to look more achievable and the obstacles & doubts less of a disruption.

Have you tried any of these? Do you think they may work for You? I welcome your thoughts.  Please share on your favourite Social Media sites.

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  • Antonia August 8, 2013, 4:33 pm

    Wonderful suggestions, David! There’s no day like today to move toward the life we’d love to live. So much to explore, one precious moment at a time. 🙂

    • David Stevens August 8, 2013, 9:54 pm

      Thanks Antonia,
      So True! Thanks for being here!
      Be good to yourself

  • Stuart Young August 9, 2013, 8:59 am

    Good advice here David. Certainly my life took a radical change for the better when I reached 38. By the time I was 40 my whole lifestyle had done a 180 turnaround – but I still procrastinate when it comes to adding excitement. So thanks for the reminder. 🙂

    • David Stevens August 9, 2013, 10:56 pm

      Be excited Stu
      Glad you called in and contributed … I procrastinate as well though still working on shaking the habit
      be good to yourself

  • Glynis Jolly August 9, 2013, 1:19 pm

    I have problems letting others in to know what I’m doing with myself. It’s a superstition of sorts. If I just keep plodding along by myself with whatever endeavor I’m working on, I feel that there’s a chance that I’ll success. If I let someone in to help, the endeavor is doomed to fall apart. I know, ridiculous. But then, all superstitions are.

    • David Stevens August 9, 2013, 10:55 pm

      Hi Glynis,
      Superstitions can appear ‘real’ … why is this so?
      Be good to yourself

  • Debra Eve August 9, 2013, 7:36 pm

    “Ramp it up today…” I woke up this morning thinking the exact same thing, David! I’ve spent too many years comparing myself to others or doing what they expect of me. Great point about asking for help, though. Thanks!

    • David Stevens August 9, 2013, 10:53 pm

      Go for it Debra!
      I am sure that you can … I appreciate you calling in and contributing
      be good to yourself