Is it ever too late to ignite your flame?
It is not too late to ignite the flame of my dreams. My flame ignited this week when I was coached by Janet, a 70 year young certified life coach at The Life Coach School. It was a real fan girl moment for me, and a sign from the universe that I was on the right path.
Back in June, I had the opportunity to hear Janet teach on becoming future focused. She encouraged her students to fill in the question, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if…?”
She used herself as an example. Always wanting to be a lead singer in a band, Janet started asking herself, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if I were a lead singer in a band?” Janet casually mention her vision to a guy who was in a local band. A week after their chat he called and asked if she would be interested in leading a song. Their band had a song that needed a female voice. She said, “YES. And YES!” At 70 years young, Janet was a lead singer in a band!
BTW: Janet also wrote her first book at 65. What an inspiration! It is never too late to light your flame.
When it is not easy
During the coaching session, Janet posed really good questions that revealed a belief that had blocked my progress.
I expected my goals to be easy. After YEARS of struggling, I wanted this one thing to be easy.
Why do I want it to be easy? Maybe I think I’ve earned easy or easy would mean that I finally got my shit together. Most likely it is a fear of an unknown future based on my long history of unmet expectations. It is difficult to create anything new from defeat. I needed to ignite my passion for the unknown.
Living with the flames of passion
There is no playbook or manual for midlife. You get to decide what is possible and worthy of your energy.
It is perfectly normal to look to the past for all the reasons things won’t work. The mind is really great at protecting you from the flame.
After serious thought work, I decided that I’d rather be living with a flame of passion and embrace the unknown. It’s ok if my goals aren’t handed to me, as if age has earned me an easy ticket.
I can handle obstacles with ease instead of expecting everything to be easy.
Midlife is not the time to dim your flame, but ignite a vibrant life full of possibility and adventure.
Envision dancing around a fire at night on a beach with a tribe of midlife souls refusing to be snuffed out by age or any fear of the future. No matter what ignites this flame, you will intuitively know that you can handle all uncomfortable growth with ease. You are surrounded by women who know their strength and are flaming a midlife reinvention.
Reclaim your passion for life by training your brain to ask, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if….?”
Allow your mind to focus on the possibilities. Wouldn’t it be amazing if it were easy? Wouldn’t it be amazing if I handled obstacles with ease? Either are possible.
As you reinvent midlife, look to the women who have gone before you and are currently living with purpose. I think of Janet, who is still asking herself the “amazing” question at 70 years young. She is living proof of the possibilities.
Dancing around the fire
I am the master of reinvention at any age. Creating my life is rewarding, but not always easy. And that’s ok.
Are you stuck in a midlife funk with a boring empty nest or afraid of an unknown future? I understand your journey and am passionate about helping you.
I can lead you through a pivot and ignite your dream life. If you hang around me long enough I will convince you that your best years are ahead.
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Wouldn’t it be amazing to dance around the fire together?
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!