Success, failure & courage in midlife

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The 7 bits of wisdom about midlife that I learned from a ballerina

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A friend, who herself adores ballet, passed along an article about renowned ballerina Alessandra Ferri. At age 19, she was the youngest woman to become a principal ballerina with Royal Ballet School. She has worked alongside some of the greats:  dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, Now, at age 54, she has come out of retirement to light up the stage once again. 

This is no small feat. Not only does the world of ballet adore the young, but there are very practical physical limitations that come upon even the most tone ballerina as she ages. Added to that is that ballet has become an even more physical endeavor than it was in the 1960s, and you have many odds stacked against you. 

But those odds didn't faze Ferri. Her extraordinary talent combined with mental discipline and a positive approach have brought her again into the limelight. 

Here are 7 bits of wisdom I learned from Ferri: 

#1:  It's what's inside...

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In midlife, success is a journey

 

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5 reasons why depending upon God in midlife is a smart thing to do

god life purpose midlife May 30, 2017

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"Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless."

Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, atheist

 As you take this time in midlife to reassess your life and move toward fulfilling your life's purpose, your life's dream that may have been on your heart for decades, a lot could happen along the way. Your doing deep introspection and then plunging ahead with something new, extraordinary is a scary, challenging, but oh-so-rewarding journey.  As you strive toward your next, best life, by its very nature this process may knock you off kilter a bit, take you down rabbit holes, show-up with a companion called failure. So why not minimize these stresses? By sincerely putting yourself in God's hands? He will help. When you do, here are 5 things you can expect: 

  1. You have a stability that nothing can shake – political, cultural, or societal upheaval. Political parties come and go. Cultural fads wax and wane. What we once held as...
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3 simple steps to uncover your passion

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Energy & persistence


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5 things you can do today to spark your life's dream  

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So often we midlife women put ourselves and our needs on hold while we race to support everyone else. Overtime, our dreams get lost. We may not even know who we are.

But if we stop for a moment and attune ourselves to ourselves, we can find those buried hopes and dreams just waiting to burst forth. Here are 5 simple ways you can begin, today, to begin the quest for your dream. 

  1. Start a journal Getting our thoughts out and on paper clarifies our thoughts, helps stimulate other ideas and serves as a record of important issues like documenting our thoughts on our life's dream.
  2. Carve out one uninterrupted hour to brainstorm answering the question:  "If money were no object, what would I be doing now?" Let yourself go; every thought is welcome. Remember, you're brainstorming.
  3. Look for inspirational quotes on following your dream. Copy them into in a Google doc, Evernote or OneNote file or in your journal
  4. Carve out one uninterrupted hour to recall events and...
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12 Women who achieved success after age 40 -- and beyond.

after 40 success women May 25, 2017

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Betty White

Achieved iconic success at age 51 when she joined the Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1973 

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Published her first "Little House on the Prairie" book in 1932 when she was age 65 

Martha Stewart

Achieved real success at age 41 when she published her first book, Entertaining. 

Vera Wang

Her wedding in 1989 at age 40 was the beginning of her success when she decided she wanted to become a designer, opening her first bridal boutique the following year.

 Nina Zagat

Along with her husband, Tim, when they both turned 42, they gave up their legal careers to write their first restaurant guides. Their company is part of Google now.

 Robin Chase

At age 40 in 2000, Robin was taking some time off work to be with her children when she and her friend, Antje Danielson, came up with the car-sharing company, Zip Car.

 Julia Child

Julia didn’t publish her first cookbook until age 39; then, at age 51, she made her...

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5 reasons why midlife is the best time to pursue your dream

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5 reasons it's important to pursue your life's dream

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 We may have held a life's dream closely, believing it will never happen to us, the idea is stupid, we're too old now to pursue it, ______ (fill in the blank). We as midlife women can so easily self-censor, for a variety of reason. 

But when it comes to pursuing your life's dream, your calling, is very unwise to self-censor.  Here are just 5 reasons (there are many more) why it's important to pursue your life's dream. 

When you pursue your life's dream:  

  1. The very essence of yourself is expressed, as your life's dream at the core of who you are. To deny that dream is to deny yourself. 
  2. You may inspire someone to follow theirs, changing their life in the process. 
  3. You will become more content, engaged, even joyous
  4. You will be giving to the world something no one else can give:  your uniqueness.
  5. You will be challenged, stretched and do things you never thought you could, making you an even more interesting human...
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