When everything began to change for me in the early 2000s, I was scared. It seemed like all of my previous coping skills weren’t working anymore. Staying in the same career and trying to make a moribund marriage work finally reached a dead end for me. My career no longer interested me, and my marriage was irrevocably broken.
Now I know. If you find your life headed toward dead ends, find the time to focus on who you are now, before you decide what’s next.
After I got myself out of that very bad place, and began to feel like things had truly turned around for me, my greatest desire was to create a better path that others might follow out of midlife misery. Being a psychologist and a scholar, I started studying the history of midlife psychology. There I learned that what I had just experienced was a natural, normal, healthy transformation available to every person who is willing to take advantage of this new rite of passage for the human race! If you have the desire and the courage to take risks, you can change just about everything in your life.
That is what I have been doing ever since, and life just keeps getting better. I became a writer to educate others about the unique opportunities midlife presents to us at just the right time to get it right this time! Yes, there is still plenty of time to find a much better life, but first you must decide your highest priorities and then do everything in your power to reach those goals.
But this is also about attitude. Do you believe you can create a much better life for yourself? Why not error on the side of the positive this time?
Abundance is how we live in each moment – the choice to be open, the choice to entertain the possibility that we can have, create, and attract what we truly want.
8 thoughts on “What path am I creating that others might follow?”
I like this post and your ideas about creating new satisfying paths.
Great Terra! I hope it helps you find yours!
I am giving a speech at an event next week Laura Lee and my topic is Having an Ageless Attitude. I deliver 5 main points and one of them is to stop limiting ourselves by focusing on the number rather than being open to new opportunities. It is also important to be a role model to children, grandchildren and friends by walking the talk. Great post and thank you!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
You go Sue! Keep on sizzling!
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Thanks Laura Lee!
Letting go of your fear of failure is, I think, the hardest part!
Such a good, encouraging post, Laura!
Inspiring post! Attitude is everything and I think can be contagious.
Gratitude is the best attitude. Thanks for the reminder!