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What Do You Think About Yourself?

What Do You Think About Yourself?

Age is not a factor of how long you’ve inhabited the earth. Age is a factor of how you think about yourself.

If you believe you should keep yourself in good physical condition, then you exercise and don’t engage in unhealthy habits. If you believe you should remain mentally sharp, you engage in activities that cause you to think and reason, you don’t try to escape accountabilities. If you believe that you need to build your skills or change your behaviors to be more successful, then you acquire the skills or obtain coaching, you don’t create excuses or procrastinate. If you believe you’re in a bad relationship, then you end it. If you believe you need more, then you work for it.

I’ve seen a great many energetic and fascinating people in their 70s and 80s, for example, and some real duds and bores in their 20s and 30s.

There are some things out of our control: illness, grievous loss, disaster, and so on. But if you intend to simply coast through life, well, the only direction you can coast without effort is downhill.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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