This was written a while back and I thought it was worth a repost. These concepts are timeless.
The main reason and motivation I had for creating Sixty Something Now was to allow people in our demographic to learn about what is going on with others. Who is having success? Who is creating what they would like to have now? How are they doing it?
Over the past couple days, I attended a business event where I got some really wonderful nuggets that apply to this concept and wanted to share them. I would imagine that there are many people who will read this and will resonate with these ideas. For some these may be new. But perhaps for many of us, as it was with me this weekend, a good reinforcement of some pretty down-to-earth philosophies.
Question: What is the secret to succeeding? Answer: Get up one more time than you fall down.
Question: What do I need to do and how long will it take to be successful? Answer: Do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
Question: What will be the cost (financial, emotional, etc.) of doing something to create my next success and what if I don’t succeed? Answer: There’s a cost to doing it and a cost to not doing it.
The gentleman presenting at this event is in our demographic (sixty something) and used a thought-provoking comment relative to the idea of being successful now, for people like us. Yes, you are at whatever age you are now. But in two years will you not be two years older, whether or not you jumped in to accomplish something new, continued along your path to success or… did you just choose to sit by and do nothing?