Life is a constant self-improvement test whereby we steadily grow into the best version of ourselves. With this as my personal meaning of life, there’s plenty to keep me categorically busy: emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. If we each identified daily tests of endurance — not just those that we design, but included those that surprise us along the way — we’d see that every day holds the possibility to become our own better version. This is a “self-ish” pathway that really benefits everyone. Committing to whatever areas we want to improve moves our focus away from judging others and puts it squarely back on ourselves. Dammit…we’ve got nobody else to blame! 😉
Possibilities to reach our best have not passed us because of age. Ben Franklin invented bifocals at 79; Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa at 72; Takichiro Mori, left academia at 55 to become a world’s wealthiest real estate investor; Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada started the International Society for Krishna Consciousness at 69; Michaelangelo designed the Basilica at 72; Tim & Nina Zagat started their restaurant guides in their fifties; Frank Lloyd Wright completed his Guggenheim Museum work at 91; Judy Richman Katz wrote a best-selling novel at 103 and Linda A. Moran designed and sewed her grand-daughter’s wedding dress when she was 92. She danced at the wedding! (PS: the last two are not actually true yet…but realities I’m envisioning for two people I love…)
Whatever is happening in your life, wherever you are living, whoever you are living with — you can release your own best purpose which is unique to you. Grandiosity is subjective: Being the most fun grandparent (or parent); the best listener; the most-likely-to laugh and tell a good joke; the plumber or electrician that can solve any challenge; the best-est, most fun-est, most-wonderful whatever! Healthier food choices; exercising in some way-every day to stay strong and flexible; reading or doing crossword puzzles or anything else to keep our minds strong; doing those things we’ve wanted…but have been waiting to do…whatever they are…all count towards becoming our personal best. The world needs each of us to strive towards whatever we each define as our personal best. This is all about owning your time to shine.
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