Aging is something that we are all involved in and the only thing that can stop the aging process is death. So, the whole concept of anti aging is a bit of a misnomer. As long as you are alive aging happens and the sooner you learn to accept that, the sooner you will be able to direct the process in a favorable way.
Our culture is so anti aging that the very thought of getting older has come to represent loss and decline on every front. It’s generally seen as a time when our quality of life slips away and is replaced by doctor visits and rocking chairs. What a dismal bunch of hooey that is.
What if they got it all wrong?
With such a gloomy vision of aging, it’s no wonder anti aging is such a popular catch phrase. But what if that unappealing version of aging wasn’t accurate? What if we discovered that most of the negative side effects that foster the whole anti aging stance where actually due to something else? How would that influence our view of getting older?
Here’s something else to throw into the equation. Imagine what it would be like if you could continue to improve mentally, emotionally, and physically even into your sixties and seventies. What would that do to the preconceived notions supporting the anti aging mentality?
Meeting your ultimate life challenge
I talk a lot about improving our reality by adjusting our perception and changing our beliefs. We often discuss ways to reframe challenges and turn them into opportunities, use positive attitude anchoring, and a whole lot of other advanced life skills designed to improve the quality of your life.
While these skills can be applied to almost every area of life, there is one area in particular where you are really going to need them. The degree of success with which you are able to meet the biggest challenge of your life will be in direct proportion to your ability to master these skills and others.
Aging redefined instead of anti aging
Yes, I am talking about the challenge of turning the aging process into a positive experience rather than a fearful anti aging one. I am talking about blowing the doors off of conventional aging precepts and completely reframing the whole concept. Amazing things are possible when we are willing to abandon the cliché version and totally redefine what aging means to us personally.
But a new definition alone is not enough. You will need special skills, strategies, and knowledge. You will also need to take action, analyze your results, and make adjustments along the way. There is a new generation of exceptional people who are teaching science and the world that the capacity to improve can extend way beyond what they originally thought possible.
The sooner the better
Most of us don’t give much consideration to aging when we are in our twenties and early thirties. That’s a mistake because what we do then will be reflected in our quality of life later on. As far as I am concerned, midlife starts at thirty or before. This is when you start laying the foundation for what comes next. It’s like spring training and you can gain a giant advantage by using those years wisely.
We are so amazingly adaptable that even if we get a late start, we can still redefine the process. It just means that we will need to work a little harder and smarter. The important thing is that we create a new vision of midlife and beyond, and that we are willing to do whatever we can to fulfill that vision. Remember, this is not some insignificant pursuit; this is your life we are talking about.
Talk to me
I am extremely interested in your thoughts on this subject.
* How do you feel about aging and anti aging?
* How old are you and what do you see ahead?
* What aspect of this subject concerns you most?
* How long do you think it is possible to keep improving?
* At what point are we too old to make positive changes?
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