Want to Play A Little Game?
It’s absolutely depressing to listen to people who bemoan what they can’t do any more. They were athletes in school, but can run as fast and jump as high now. Their kids were home and being raised, and now they’re married and live a plane ride away. The could drink more, eat more diverse foods, had a sports car, could wake up fresh with little sleep.
What we have to focus on is what we can do today and tomorrow that we couldn’t do “yesterday.”
I’m a better writer, and a faster writer, than ever. I can travel to more places, support more charities and be more generous. I’m able to use the money I once paid for college tuitions on my hobbies. I’m able to advise and coach people from an experiential and credibility base that keeps growing each year. I’ve become a globalist, and not just a hero in my own zip code. My fees and income are higher than ever before.
And I know far better how to communicate effectively and influence others more easily.
Stop wallowing in the past. Turn the page and ask yourself how you’re better than ever, not worse than ever.
George Bernard Shaw: “Men don’t stop playing games because they grow old. They grow old because they stop playing games.”