Every once in awhile we all have to face it, we’re getting older. Our oldest son will be 41 in September. My Father died when he was 42. Our youngest (of six) is 28. Time passes so quickly. In hindsight it always passes faster than at the time we’re living our life. Still, it seems (to me) that I was 45 a few months ago and I’ll be 63 in September. Amazing.
So besides lamenting on my age, what does this have to do with anything remotely important? If I may, I’d like to comment on those around me that are my same age. I deal with people of all ages every day. Attitude is such an important part of who we are. The people I deal with are by nature happier than most. I’ve long since learned that those that are unhappy, don’t need to be in my life. I have way to many things to be thankful for to allow all of that doom and gloom into my life. Have you ever noticed how many people complain? People my age and up spend a lot of time doing that.
Recently I was rereading Jack Canfield’s book on the Success Principals. He was talking about those people in our society that complain because they know there’s something better but are unwilling to go for it. This is a very good point.
My Grandfather used to say, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” In other words, those that ARE willing to do something can complain.
Here’s the bottom line: “When you’re through changing, your through.” If you’ve given up on your dreams, goals, education, relationships, etc. then you’re through. Medical studies show that those who look forward to learning, accomplishing and doing are living longer than those that don’t. I’ll bet that all makes sense to you now, doesn’t it.