Are you looking over your shoulder longing for the good ole days? Do you think you’ve had your biggest accomplishments? Let’s look at the dangers of having a bigger past than future – no matter what your age.
Episode #735 July 17, 2020
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Is my past bigger than my future?
Let’s look at what happened to Buzz Aldrin after the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon: alcoholism, relationships crumbling, deteriorating career, arrests and more.
He peaked at 39 years old.
According to Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach, “When your status becomes more important than your growth, you typically stop growing. However, when growth is your ongoing motive then status continues to increase as well. But you won’t be attracted by the status. The desire for growth draws you forward. You can walk away from a former status to create a new one.”
If you’re not completely excited about the future you have before you then you may have a problem.
3 Things People Need In Retirement
- Purpose – a reason for getting up in the morning
“Don’t we work only long enough to accumulate enough money to not have to work any longer? Isn’t that the American dream?”
Simple Formula for Continuing To Be Of Use To This World
(From How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie)
- Become genuinely interested in other people.
- Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
- Be a good listener.
- Talk in terms of the other person’s interest.
- Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.
“If you do those things, you’re going to see new opportunities for solving problems. And with solving problems come opportunities for serving others well. And in serving others well, money and resources continue to flow right up until the day they lay you down one last time.”
Quotation:'Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” -- Pope John XXIIIClick To Tweet
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