For most of our lives, our choices are strongly influenced by others. Now, we finally have the opportunity make life after 60 anything we want it to be.
Unfortunately, many of us are still stuck with the habits that we formed during our 20s and 30s. We are used to life being something that happens “to us.” So, like little girls at our first school dance, we stand on the sidelines, waiting for someone to approach.
The unfortunate truth is that life after 60 operates under a new set of rules. No-one is going to ask us to dance after we have left our careers, our children have grown up and our family has moved away. If we want to dance, we need to make the first move.
If you have been following somebody else’s lead for a while, dancing to your own tune may feel intimidating. You may wonder whether you have the strength to chart your own course. Or, you may worry about what other people will think.
Don’t worry so much. You are much stronger than you know!
I am reminded of a wonderful quote by Martha Graham, who said “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” I couldn’t agree more!
Life after 60 can be anything that you want it to be – but, you can’t wait for happiness, health and wealth to drop into your lap. You need to take control.
Life after 60 is a dance – don’t stand in the corner!
What are your thoughts on this? Please take a few minutes to answer the questions below.
Do you agree that getting the most from life after 60 requires a different approach than when we were younger? What do you want to accomplish in the coming decades? What advice would you like to offer to the other women in our community about finding happiness after 60?