If you are like most Baby boomers, right now you are facing three challenges….
First, more than ever before, you want to devote the remainder of your life to activities that will be meaningful and purposeful to you.
Second, since your life expectancy is 20 years longer than any previous generation, you want to make whatever money you still need for the rest of your expected life, to supplement whatever savings you may or may not have.
Third, your life and work have to be flexible enough to accommodate the other demands on your time and money made by elderly parents, grown children, health concerns, etc.
You want to take your life experience and find a way to benefit others, to “pay it forward” to benefit your children, others and future generations sometime before your final days are gone.
Is this speaking to you? or have you never given yourself time and permission to think about it? Well, now is a good opportunity and it won’t take long..
Here’s an almost instant way to discover what truly matters most to you in life.
Try this exercise. (Fair warning: when I do this with clients, it’s emotional, even controversial, but it is very effective.)
Imagine you are sitting in the front row of a funeral.
A person gets up and gives the Eulogy. As s/he speaks, you realize this is YOUR funeral and it’s your Eulogy.
S/he is telling everyone what you stood for in life and what you accomplished during your lifetime.
What do you want that person to be saying about you, and about what you valued, and about what you accomplished during your years on Earth??
If you do this exercise, you will get in touch with what truly matters most to you in life. Chances are an important part of it that involves sharing your experience and wisdom with others.
One of the interesting and challenging aspects of this is that the best answers come about through a dialogue of speaking with others – rather than the non-stop monologue you have with yourself.
To really create an abundance in your life, in your expectations and the results. to get to the real core of who you are and the desires that you have – takes some time, patience and often a listening ear.
One aspect of the Great Guidelines for Later Life courses are about doing this exercise, albeit in much more detail – I like to call it “colour” – and get really specific and detailed. It brings it to life – and then you can start to create the life that you REALLY want, maybe more than the one you are currently putting up with!
To get help with this and to start you on your journey there is some background to fill in – it’s called your “Past”. To find out more contact Gayle or read more about the principle course here: http://greatguidelinesforlaterlife.com/ggforll-course/
Let me know how you get on with the exercise above –
- what insights did you get?
- what actions do you need to take?
- how has is made a difference?
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