Don't let go of your dreams and goals.
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"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." C.S.Lewis
It doesn't matter how old you are forty, fifty, sixty, or older you can still have dreams and goals. And you should have dreams and goals. No matter your age, you should always be looking ahead. Making plans, doing things, going places.
Let's face it every stage of our life means changes, new plans, new ideas. And that includes our older years. We are just as entitled to make changes as the younger generation.
Sure our plans may be entirely different than those of the younger crowd. But our plan or goals are just as important to us as their plans are to them.
Don't ever listen to anyone who tells you; you should retire and take it easy. That's fine if that's what you want to do. But too many people retire and just quit doing much of anything. That's not living. Oh, I suppose it is to some. It doesn't sound like a good plan to me though.
I always think it's pretty cool when I hear that someone retired from their job and then went to work someplace else, doing something entirely different — trying something new!
Your dreams and goals don't have to be anything significant Unless that's the direction, you want to go in. Of course, if you have some primary goals, you would like to set-set them and then achieve them.
Whether your goals are small or large, pursuing them will give you direction and keep you engaged.
Maybe your goals will be something like:
Trying four new recipes next month.
Maybe you want to plan a weekend trip.
Walking a certain amount of miles for the week
Forming a book club
Taking a class
Run a marathon
Find a part-time job
Making changes in your daily routines
Did you have dreams of things you wanted to achieve or things you wanted to learn? There is still time. Don't be afraid to try new things.
Think back to when you were younger. What were your dreams and aspirations then? Dust them off and think about living those dreams if at all possible. You might have to make some small adjustments to those dreams, but they may very well still be manageable. So step out of your comfort zone and give something new a try. Make one of those dreams of yours come true.
"Aging is not lost youth but a stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan
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