“Every Man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do”. — Voltaire
This thought almost has me speechless. Seriously. Wow.
This is a profoundly simple, yet simply profound statement. Why?
It signifies, perhaps, one of the original seeds of mid life crisis. We get to mid life and question, “What the heck happened to all my plans to do great things”?
If we are strong enough and focused enough, to have the will to turn our mid life crisis into a mid life celebration, we can realize a second chance in life. It’s up to each one of us. And yes, it will NOT be easy, but it will be worth celebrating. Big time!
Mid Life Crisis candle burning? Nope. It’s more like this:
“I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got to hold up for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw
Thank you, readers and regular followers of Mid Life Celebration. Your support is one of the reasons I write daily. The main reason, of course, is to leave a trail for our son. My wife and I are in our early 50’s and he’s nine.
It’s sort of like The Last lecture concept, except I currently am not aware of any terminal illnesses. In The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and given six months to live. At that time, his three children were all six and under. He set out to leave a trail too.
If you got some “bad news” and didn’t have time to “leave a trail”, would there still be one?
Hot & naked? Neither.
Hot and bothered maybe, but not hot and naked. There’s a temptation to use sexual innuendos to sell things.
It’s pervasive. So much so that this blog post title actually caused a reaction that was opposite of it’s purpose.
My purpose is simply to vent a little about how passively lives are lived. And it almost feels, to me, like people have given up the will to work hard.
Hard work. It’s the only way, at any age.
While the title was read with the wrong purpose, it was written with the right intent.
If you have the will but are finding the way difficult, Mid Life Celebration’s intent is to reach as many people fitting this description as possible.
Mid Life Fanatic. Why yes, yes I am.
Why wouldn’t anyone want to be a mid life fanatic? Actually, why wouldn’t anyone want to be fanatical about life? Period.
Fanatical. Defined as excessive enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is just another word for attitude. Attitude is up to you. No one else. Period.
We get one chance to have enthusiasm. It’s the time between our birth and our death.
Ya with me? Seriously. Are you with me? Carpe diem 🙂
Mid Life Self-Discipline. We may never be perfect, but we can be better.
Discipline is remembering what you want.
First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.
If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.
You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.