Struggling to Survive | Too many people fear their best days are behind them

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There comes a time in many people’s life where they begin to question their future and ask themselves whether their best days are behind them.

They get depressed, seeing life as one of failure. The negativity in their mind begins to chatter constantly. It keeps them awake, tossing and turning in bed, and then during the day they’re lost not really knowing what to do, telling themselves that all their effort will amount to nothing.

Do you feel like a failure believing that you’ve missed your chance of making something of yourself and achieving great things?

Well let me tell you something. It is never to late. Please don’t keep telling yourself there’s no way you’ll achieve anything. You have to find the courage and believe you are still capable of great things.  

I know Albert Einstein said, “a person who has not made his great contribution to science before the age of thirty will never do so.” But this isn’t true.

Yes maybe it was easier when you were younger. But we can’t all be Mark Zuckerbergs creating Facebook at nineteen. For many people, greatness comes later in life.

Let me give you an example. There is the story of Colonel Sanders who started Kentucky Fried Chicken at the age of 62. This was after many years of failure and misfortunes. Sanders wouldn’t let anything, or anyone defeat him. He kept going, refusing to give up, driven by a vision.

Charles Flint founded The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R), which opened doors on June 16, 1911 and was the original name off the world-famous IBM at 61.

So there is hope for those of us in middle age, for those of any age. I want to help those who are struggling because I know how hard it can be. The self-doubt, self-criticism, self-hate, self-judgment that overtakes your mind and does not let you escape.

It is up to you from this point forward. Do you keep going on with the mindset that your best days are behind you, or do you now make the commitment of giving it your best go possible?

If you are to be someone whose best days are behind them, then you will have no hope in either your mind or your heart.

I’m sure you have come across the saying “school of hard knocks,” used to signify an education gained by the harsh experience of trial and error. That’s what life has been for you to this point. You’ve learned the hard way. Now it is time to use what you’ve learned and make your life brilliant. Believe its possible.

Just remember people who have faced insurmountable odds have gone on to accomplish a great deal. You can do so in your own life. If you know that you’re doing something important, keep moving forward and don’t stop, you might be just so close to success. Do not let the chaos of life keep you from your importance.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  

Confucius

When you are feeling Life is hard what can you do? It is all well and good me offering you motivation, but you now need something concrete to work on.

First you need to stay strong and positive, with a motivation which comes from having a vision of the life you want and having a plan that you intend to follow no matter the obstacles that stand in your way. You will have both a vision and a plan the minute you sit down to create for yourself a life plan.

No matter how bad things may be right now, always remember everything in life is temporary. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you get hurt, you heal. Nothing lasts forever. After darkness there is always light and this too shall pass.

You are strong enough to rise above this. Life is tough, but you are tougher. No matter how much it hurts, hold your head up and keep going. You just need a life plan.

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

Denis Waitley

You see, I had been on life’s incessant rollercoaster ride. I experienced the ups and downs and constant gyrations that sent me on the rollercoaster ride of success and failure. What I do know is a life plan can change everything.

Like us, most people spend a lot of time planning their vacations, or the latest birthday party, but when it comes to planning their lives, far too often it doesn’t get done. Instead they just sort of drift through life aimlessly, without any true idea of where they are or where they want to be.

Maybe that’s what has happened thus far in your life.

Am I right?

Have you had no plan?

Then can there really be any surprise that you’ve achieved so little?

But don’t waste time feeling bad, screw that, instead, sit down and create your life plan.

By setting goals, you get a clear life direction and get closer to what you want.

Then you need to make a plan, a plan of action to get to somewhere you want to be. Which is to say, not only do you have to know what you want, but determine how to get there.

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands—your own.”

Mark Victor Hansen

A goal is like a destination you want to reach. It tells you which direction to go, so you don’t get lost or run around in circles. Goals are a necessary tool of life planning an essential tool to stop anyone feeling their best days are behind them.

I beseech you to create your life plan it will make sure your best days behind you? If you’re ready to get started check out the single page plan membership!

Before you can achieve anything in life, you have to know what you want. You have to decide that whatever you’re doing is important to you, that it’s worth it. And if it isn’t, it’s time to set new, more meaningful goals. Do it before its to late and ensure you are no longer someone who feels their best days are behind them

“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. ”

Norman Vincent Peale
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About the author: Larry Lewis
I am a life coach, blogger, speaker and author who loves helping others discover the unlimited possibilities and opportunities awaiting them, enabling them to overcome their difficulties and get their life back on track.

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