Even if you are retired, or just past the first flush of your career, edging towards your 40’s, 50’s or even 60’s and you think you’ve missed the boat on finding purpose in your life, the truth is you’re probably in a better position than ever to work out what really matters, and what you want out of life.
Even better, you’re likely to have most if not all of the skills you need to focus on your life’s purpose and go for it! 🙌
Here are some tips to get you started.
1. Set your mindset
The first thing to do is to declutter your mind of all the preconceptions others have put there about what is and isn’t possible. No matter what your age, you can always choose to make your life different.
Society tends to bundle anyone over a certain age into the beige cardigan, stay-at-home, cautious slot but you certainly don’t have to accept that.
There are a plethora of successful people out there and many of them didn’t even start until later on in life.
🦸♂️ Stan Lee, superhero comic book genius, didn’t catch a break until he was almost 40 and then he continued doing what he loved until he died at the ripe age of 95.
👩🏻🍳 Julia Child, celebrity chef, started of in a career of advertising and marketing – turned her hobby of cooking into something amazing, at the age of 50, publishing a book and becoming a TV chef. She was the first woman to be inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Hall of Fame.
📚 Laura Ingalls Wilder, was 65 when she published her first book, which then became a series of books, which were turned into the massive hit TV show, Little House on the Prairie.
Betty White, Samuel L Jackson, Vera Wang, Morgan Freeman, look around you and see that some of the most energetic, passionate people are either older than the conventional retirement age or they started later in life and are successful.
Life isn’t over, the older you get! Hey, life is what you make it!
2. Work out your heart’s desire
Chances are, you have spent your entire life so far, looking after others and helping them to fulfill their dreams, now it’s YOUR time.
Do some research to really to find out what you want but please, take the money and social expectations out of the equation and dream BIG.
Don’t let the size of the dream scare you. This is not the time to restrict yourself. Go all out and do some brainstorming to work out what makes your heart REALLY sing. ❤️
3. Plan and strategize
Having worked out your big goal, sit down and work out what you need to get there.
What skills do you already have?
What training or courses might you need?
Whether it’s writing that novel or retraining for a new purpose or starting your own business, take the time to plot out a plan of action and a timeframe, set some milestones and allocate resources and you’re off! 🏃♀️____💨
4. Don’t do it alone
This new chapter of your life isn’t only exciting, it can be scary too but there is no rule that says you must go it alone. Get yourself a Coach - someone you can be accountable to, who professionally cheers you on and has the tools, resources and experience to get you from where you are to where you want to be, much quicker with them, than if you try to do it all by yourself. 🤗 🤗
As a Breakthrough Coach, I have some excellent resources available to help you to find your passion, purpose, what makes your heart sing and much more!
I would be delighted to chat with you in a free call where together we can create a clear vision of what you want, uncover the obstacles that may sabotage your journey and find the solution to living the life you want.
Purposeful adults benefit from living intentionally and being more content with their life, whether it’s a career change, a new passion, or sharing their life skills through volunteering.
No matter what your age, taking the time to sit back and find your life’s purpose is so worth it, because having a purpose, focusses you, stopping you from drifting aimlessly, looking back and feeling like you have wasted your life. 👣 👣 👣