Mid Life Rear View Mirror

Get A Grip & Be Prepared
Get A Grip & Be Prepared

Ever wonder how you’ll handle all of the challenges you face today?

And let’s suppose we actually do get a handle on our overwhelming challenges, then what?

What are the odds that we’ll be overwhelmed again soon?

Maybe I should go back to drinking everyday.  After a few drinks, we are medicated enough to stop worrying about today – it can wait until tomorrow.  That’s a nice relief – no more worry today.

But it mostly can’t wait.  If we do wait, more stuff is added to our “pile”.

Then we reach for our “midlife medication”.

Why we fail to look in the rear view mirror and see what is coming is beyond me.

Well, it used to be beyond me. Now, it’s staring me in the face. Every day.

It’s a ton of work, but at least I’m being honest with myself.

Talk about mid-life peace of mind.

Well, not talk. Do.

Published by jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

5 replies on “Mid Life Rear View Mirror”

  1. Bob, I’ve never seen the Star Wars movies. Isn’t that pathetic?

    However, this saying you share is popular.

    If I could stray to the belief that trying is good. It’s the “quit trying” that’s no good.

    Will that work for the Star Wars fans?

    Hey, I tried….

  2. Jeff,

    No, I agree with you. I believe you and the quote from Yoda were meaning the same thing.

    In the context of the saying, Luke was unsure of himself or in his abilities to do something, so “to try” was more like a half-hearted, “I’ll give it a shot and hope I am lucky.” Yoda was saying, in essence, “Don’t just half-heartedly try – expect great results! DO!”

    I grew up knowing the original Star Wars stuff, but my boys have basically introduced me to the next generations of Star Wars. They loved the “Star Tours” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Bob

  3. Jeff,

    No, I agree with you. I believe you and the quote from Yoda were meaning the same thing.

    In the context of the saying, Luke was unsure of himself or in his abilities to do something, so “to try” was more like a half-hearted, “I’ll give it a shot and hope I am lucky.” Yoda was saying, in essence, “Don’t just half-heartedly try – expect great results! DO!”

    I grew up knowing the original Star Wars stuff, but my boys have basically introduced me to the next generations of Star Wars. They loved the “Star Tours” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Bob

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