Why is it that the retirement age is 65? If you’ve heard the stories that attribute this to Germany’s Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, that’s not actually true. But that’s another story.
So who decided that? Do you know? What happens—apparently at or close to age 65 that causes the sudden decline in work-ability, marketability, growth, significance, and contribution? And, do you believe it?
Similarly, why is it and who decided that we needed to wait virtually 65 years to really get on with work we love, or with what it is we believe we’re here to do? And by the way, if you’re still not sure what it is that you’re really here to do, again you’re in the right place to explore more of what it could be…what it is that you might choose for it to be.
To put it mildly, this is a myth. To state it boldly, it’s a lie. All of it. Unless… unless we believe it, and in that case, it is true for us, because as you probably know by now:
What we believe becomes our reality.
If you’re 65 or older, congratulations for attaining these hallmark years and—in particular—for pursuing continued excellence.
I’m fairly certain that’s what you’re doing because of the fact that you’re here, searching this site and articles, is a good indication that you invest time and money as a lifelong learner. And, if you’re a lifelong learner, you’re definitely in the right place!
What our youth and beauty focused society has forgotten, is the eternal beauty of wisdom and the hidden riches in our experiences.
We all see the national and global economic concerns in the media today, and there’s much fear and constriction around scarcity and collapse, and there are very definitely problems to resolve in virtually every aspect of our global society. But here’s what’s equally true though less visible until we start looking for it and associating with it, is that today is unlike any in the history of humanity.
My family and I are authors, entrepreneurs and ideators and regularly invest in educational conferences and programs of all sorts. Everywhere we go we see more opportunities for new business ventures than we will ever have time to get to. Our favorite thing is to mastermind with other learners seeking to elevate their creative side and energize their lives with a new endeavor that kindles their soul.
Virtually daily, we’re excited to hear of Baby Boomers who have or are beginning new ventures that energize and enrich their lives and that of others. These are the stories that convince us that this second “half” of life can be the best beyond compare, and those are the stories and people we will be bringing to you here each week.
The key to prosperity, success and happiness is ongoing learning and growth.
What are you learning today?
What are you doing now to continue your learning and growth?
What are you going to do with this one magnificent life?