Baseball legend, Satchel Paige, said: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”* The quote got me pondering aging and sense of purpose.
It made me think about being youthful and almost invincible back in my twenties. If only if we could re-live those years, knowing what we know now, right?!
As we age, it is easy to wax nostalgic and wish we were young again. Whether as a kid, a young adult, a middle-aged adult, or a retiree.
At every age, it is important to have a life purpose that motivates us to move forward to achieving our dreams. In essence, what is your reason for getting up in the morning?
Try This: Craft a Personal Vision
In an interesting article by Maggie Wooll on BetterUp**, she offers great ways to find your purpose and jumpstart a renewed sense of purpose. This week, to create a personal vision statement, try this:
- Describe your strengths
- List your life goals or dreams
- Define the values to help guide your steps forward
While you may have a short one-sentence vision or prefer one that is a paragraph, the key is that it confirms. Love to know what you create, so please share here, on Facebook or by email.
* Satchel Paige quote: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/satchel_paige_103901
**Maggie Wooll quote on BetterUp: https://www.betterup.com/blog/finding-purpose