Are you getting older, get a panicky feeling, and need to start over at 5o thinking that time is running out? At some point in time questions pop up like: what have I accomplished so far, why do I still be in the same job all the time and never get a promotion. These are very common thoughts when a person reaches the 40s.
Starting over at 50 and broke – How to change yourself for the better
Let me introduce you to 8 very simple, but so efficient ways to change your life and mindset to start over at 5o to overcome any crisis regarding your age.
1. HAVE YOUR OWN SPEED IN LIFE (TIMELINE)
Do not panic as everybody has their own time to do things. Some are quicker and some are slower, but it does not mean that either one is bad. The best is to follow your own time as the universe takes you into the right direction. Do not rush things and be patient even if it seems
I give some prime example of famous people who managed to start to become successful very late in life. Believe me, they never gave up on their dreams even in such a
- Ray Kroc started Mc Donald’s with 52 years old
- Henry Ford started Ford with 40 years old
- Harlard Sandlers started KFC with 65 years old
- Sam Walton started Walmart with 44 years old
If they can do it, you can do it as well. Never give up on your dreams
DO NOT RUSH ANYTHING, TIME IS NOT YOUR ENEMY
2. FOCUS ON YOURSELF AND NOT ON OTHERS
If you are a person that always is on social media to compare your “online friend’s to your own life, you are simply wasting the energy on something else. The fact is that most online
In reality, it is far from this what you see on their posts. Wouldn’t it be better to focus your own energy just on yourself to create something more in life? Do not fall into the trap and be the envy person of what someone else posts
CARE LESS ABOUT OTHERS AND PUT YOUR OWN ENERGY/AFFORDS TO WORK
3. HAVE SPECIFIC GOALS THAT ARE REALISTIC
At this point in time, you need to be realistic to yourself. Let’s say you like to earn 10,000$ a month, but currently, the salary is just 1,200$. This goal is very unrealistic and impossible to archive right away. A step by step approach is needed. Begin with a goal which is 20-30% higher as the current one. Once you reach this step, do it all over again when eventually the big goal of 10,000$ salary a month is a done deal.
Many people feel overwhelmed if the goals are stacked too high. This can easily result in a negative thought pattern as the goal seems still so far away. This to say, do a slow and steady growth until the big goal is reached.
HAVE A GOAL THAT IS 20-30% HIGHER AS THE CURRENT LEVEL
4. DEFINE YOUR OWN SUCCESS
To define your own success is very simple, but so unique to a person itself. Everybody has there own way of describing what success is. For one it might be to become a millionaire, for another person to have 100,000 followers on Facebook is considered success or somebody just want to have freedom, be flexible in their career. As you can see the opinions differ so much that only you can tell what “Success is for You”.
ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU DO CONSIDER AS BEING SUCCESSFUL
5. DO A HONEST SELF-ANALYSIS OF YOURSELF
Sit and write down what bothers the most at the current stage. A lot of times, it helps much better to have everything in writing on the table to evaluate the areas of improvement. In addition, make a second list of all your achievements in life to this point. A
Take a look and be proud of your success. Once you have both lists, look one by one which points make you happy and which points cause negative thinking. Now, get to work and start to change these negative character traits into positive ones. For example, if you lack empathy let’s try to improve the sensitivity of how others feel.
SELF-REFLECT YOUR BAD TRAITS TO NEUTRALIZE THEM
6. BREAK YOUR HECTIC DAY ROUTINE
It is a common belief that being busy equals success. The opposite is actually true as all the energy gets drained from your body if a chaotic routine is normal. The best to tackle this issue is to sit down and reflect your daily routine. Are there some areas that are just time wasted for nothing. Cut these out and also break from time to time. Even a small break will do wonders to get refreshed.
TAKE BREAKS DURING THE DAY TO CUT OUT STRESS
7. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHT PATTERN
If you focus only on the negative aspects o
STOP YOUR NEGATIVE THINKING AND FOCUS ONLY ON POSITIVE THINGS
8. ONE HOUR A DAY RULE
Personally, this is the most important point from all the above. Take one hour a day and enhance your knowledge by learning something new or take any interest to the next level. Please do yourself a favor and do not watch a thriller on TV. There is nothing to learn about this. It needs to be something beneficial to improve for a better life. Ask a rich person to spell “growth”, he will answer “L E A R N”.
LEARN NEW THINGS FOR PERSONAL GROWTH
As you can see, there is no need to panic ever in life even when getting older. You can start over at 50, work on your self-growth and believe in yourself are the best ways to overcome this feeling. We all have up and downs in life, this is normal, however, you need to be aware that these are just temporary