Growth mindset is something to be practice no matter what your age. Some people think that in their late 40’s or their 50’s that it’s too late to live their dream. But when you have a growth mindset, you’re never too old.
In fact I believe it’s even more essential to have a growth mindset in the second half of your life.
Chances are by 50 you have grown up. You’ve matured. Hanging out in bars and wasting money is no longer a problem. And if it is then you need to address those issues first and this is probably not the blog for you.
In this post I want to focus on those of you that feel now that you are middle aged and your chance to have your dreams come to reality are over.
I want to assure you that this is the best time to live that dream.
Growth Mindset Is Key
If you give up your life and figure it’s too late, you don’t have that growth mindset that will get you out of your cycle of feeling bad for yourself. And frankly, that will only age you more.
A fixed mindset is where you believe this is it, will make the rest of your life not very fun. And happiness will be harder to acquire.
Growth mindset is actually the fountain of youth, I believe. If you are always reaching for something, trying to live for more, you won’t even be thinking you’re too old. Because we’re never too old to grow. And our mindset is the core of that growth.
I’m sitting at my mid 50’s as I write this blog. I haven’t lived out my dreams yet. And I’m not ready to let my dreams go yet.
Do you really think that you want to sit and waste away watching TV?
I don’t see the point. Maybe it’s in my blood. My father was a farmer. He farmed until about the age of 80 before he asked for help. Even on his deathbed at the age of 85 he was worried about the farm and getting the crops planted.
From what I witnessed from both my parents death, they were both worried what they had to do in life yet. But God picked that time to call them home.
I don’t know if God figured he gave them enough time to accomplish what they were put on this earth to do or what. Although my father farmed all of my life and that was his dream. Maybe he dreamed of growing the farm into a mega farm. I don’t really know what his dream was because he followed in his father’s footsteps and I believe he was happy but maybe not. Maybe he had a dream that he held close to his heart.
My mother had many dreams though. But she let her health take her down. She couldn’t live out those dreams because she didn’t take care of herself and she was stubborn. There was no getting her to the doctor until the end. That was when I knew she was really ill because she let me take her in. Of course it was too late by then.
But I can tell you that as she sat in that hospital bed and then the nursing home bed that she fretted about things she didn’t have a chance to try and do and finish up.
It was so sad. And she knew that if she had gone to the doctor that she would have had a chance. She died of skin cancer.
So here I am at 56 and I’m pursuing my dream of being a writer.
What is your dream?
To start a business?
To remodel your home?
To buy a new home in a different state?
To run a marathon?
It doesn’t matter what it is. Now is the best time to start. Today.It is never too late to live out any dream you may have that makes your heart sing. Click To Tweet
And the best way to do that is to start working on your mindset and make sure that it is a growth mindset, not a fixed mindset.
If you have today, if you are healthy today, then you have a chance to get what you dream about. Don’t let a number steal that away from you. And if you don’t get it, if you are in that hospital bed like my mother, than you’ll at least know that you tried. That you lived it even if it didn’t happen like you thought it would.
Because the clock will tick the minutes by anyways.
Julia Child was 49 before she wrote her first cookbook. Do you think she had a growth mindset? I bet she did.
What about Martha Stewart? She transformed her brand at the age of 50 into a lifestyle brand. She grew into a household name.
Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t even write her first book, “Little House in the Big Woods” until the age of 65. And I bet she never dreamed it would turn into a TV show.
And my favorite author Danielle Steele has written at least 146 novels and is still writing in her 70’s. I’m pretty sure that she has a growth mindset as well.
So no matter what your age, if you practice having a growth mindset, you’ll be able to live out your dreams. After all it’s all about the journey of getting there.
Take your first step to that journey today. Brush off your mindset and see where you would like to be in 5 years, 10 years, or even 20 years.
For it is never too late to live out any dream you may have that makes your heart sing.
What kind of state of mindset do you have? Growth mindset or fixed mindset? How can I help you to fulfill your dreams? Drop a comment below.
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