Now that you’ve entered the season labeled midlife, do you fear it’s unrealistic to create something new at your age?
Many clients of mine share a fear that age limits their ability to create something new. I believe the opposite. Your best years are ahead. Finding yourself at the end of one season is an exciting opportunity to make decisions about life in the next season.
Of course you are capable of learning new things and creating your life as you would like it to be.
According to Marie Forleo, “Everything is figure-outable.”
What if being unrealistic IS the answer to creating something new?
What is the first thing your mind offers when you decide to create something new? All the reasons it can’t work, all the reasons it isn’t a good idea and all the reasons it isn’t reasonable. Yep, your mind is very clever in keeping you safe and secure.
When you spend your time considering all that your brain offers, you fail ahead of time. You stop yourself before you even get started.
So, trick you brain. Agree with it. Don’t give it anything to argue with.
Agree with your brain that your new idea might not work, there will be obstacles and it could be completely unrealistic. Decide to appreciate all the lessons and proceed anyways.
Remind your brain the only way to create anything new is through trail and error.
The fail factor
Should we fail on purpose? Of course not!
Brooke Castillo teaches in her eight week Business Course there are two different types of failures, escape failures and worthy failures.
Are you curios about why you don’t keep your word or follow through with your decisions? Escape failures are a form of avoiding what is needed to realize your new creation and choosing to fail ahead of time.
- Making excuses for not following through with a commitment
- Indulging in confusion about the next step
- Changing your mind
- Not planning ahead of time, protecting your calendar
- Any form of perfection is an escape failure
- Waiting until your ready or have learned every aspect
Worthy failures are not caused by inaction, but by taking a step forward.
“We were never taught to fail. We are taught that F’s are bad growing up. This programming has contributed to steering away from starting things and changing,” Brooke Castillo.
For example, this past week I conducted my first FREE workshop on Self Appreciation. I spent hours deciding what to teach, gathering information, putting it into an understandable form, etc. I enthusiastically marketed the workshop, but only had a couple people show up to the live event. Was that a failure? NO! No, it was not a failure. I learned better ways to approach the next workshop and will continue to market the replay, which will reach untold amount of women.
You can check our my Self Appreciation Workshop by clicking here: SELF APPRECIATION WORKSHOP
Get crystal clear
There will never be an age limit to creating something meaningful, but take time to get crystal clear about what you wish to create.
- Define: What does it feel like once you create it? Who will benefit from your creation?
- Objections: What makes it unrealistic? Go ahead and let your mind offer you the objections.
- Solutions: Then answer the objections with, “That objection is true, but…” What skills will you need to create it?
Basically, allow your mind to define what you want to create, the obstacles in your way, and strategies to solve them ahead of time.
BE unrealistic, a challenge
Let’s be honest, being a little unrealistic sounds like a fun challenge.
I’d like to challenge you to a worthy fail. Well, not just one. I’d like to challenge you to write out 25 worthy failures you are willing to take action on. First brainstorm all the ways you could take action that will likely fail. From the brainstorm, pick 25 that you will commit to and then put the 25 worthy fails on your calendar.
Taking this challenge will inspire you to take the first step. By simply taking action, you will learn everything is figure-outable!
Let me help you!
I love working with midlife women who are ready to believe their best years are ahead. It is not a time to avoid the hard things, it is a time to embrace them with the self confidence earned at this age.
This past week I had the privilege to coach a beautiful spunky woman in her sixties who was was considering a new idea. We worked through her thoughts, feelings and actions around the idea. Afterwards I asked her what she thought she would be creating as a result. She lit up and said, “a new career!”
Sometimes you just need to be able to work through all the thoughts, feelings and obstacles to believe in the possibility.
If you are ready to break some of your own limitations, let me help you! Schedule a FREE mini session. It’s a 45 minute chat with someone who truly believes in your possibilities. It is also a great way to see if life coaching is for you.
Simply click the link below and choose a date on my calendar. It really is that simple!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!