I’m Getting Old Affirmation

At 57, there are definitely moments and situations where I definitely don’t feel 25 anymore.

My wife and I have caught ourselves repeating the negative affirmation to each other, “I’m getting old.” We’ve pinky sworn we’re not going to let each other use that affirmation anymore.

Yes! We are all constantly using affirmations, consciously and unconsciously. Our minds are born affirmation machines. Some are positive and some are negative. This is definitely a negative one I don’t want to buy into.

Anything that starts with IAM/AM NOT or I CAN/CANNOT or I WILL/WON’T is an affirmation. One that we think or say all the time becomes habitual thinking that begins impact our outcomes in life.

These are all habitual affirmations that can quickly become self-fulfilling prophecies.

  • I am too old.
  • I am too young.
  • I am not smart enough.
  • I am always sick.
  • I can’t do that.
  • I will never make money. I will always be poor.
  • I am born to fail.

These are the kinds of negative affirmations our minds or other people plant in our thinking. They can become our way of being, if w3 allow it.

Positive affirmations are a way to consciously replace these unconscious negative affirmations.

So, I am proactively adding this affirmation to my daily affirmations.

I REFUSE TO ALLOW AN OLD PERSON TO MOVE INTO MY BODY OR MY MIND.

Choose the thoughts you think and believe carefully. They will soon become you.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!

Ray

Old Dog, New Tricks – Day 339 of 365 Days to a Better You

You’ve heard the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” What if you’re the old dog? As slip into the back end of my 50s, I’ll admit it. Despite my reasonably cheery outlook on life and youthful impulses, I sometimes feel like that old dog.

We live in a world moving faster, so far as we know, than any other period of human history. Whereas 20 years used to constitute old, today 20 hours often does. Technology is changing by the moment. We drink information through a firehose without the ability to critically analyze it. In short, there’s always a new trick for us old dogs.

How do we cope?

We must commit ourselves to becoming one with the change. We must commit ourselves to learning new lessons, drawing new conclusions, and releasing cherished paradigms that simply don’t work anymore. All things we old dogs are loathe to do.

I’m not suggesting you relinquish timeless principles. In fact, we need to add a few more of those back into the mix. There’s been some throwing the baby out with the bathwater there.

I am suggesting that you need to adjust to doing old things in new ways. You need to be willing test new ideas, seek new approaches, and always be growing and getting better.

It would nice, for us old dogs, to think that the world is going to slow down and go back to how it used to be when we were young, comfortable, and uniquely confident. The truth is, barring an asteroid, this is the new reality, old dog. If you want to stay in the game, you’ve got to be willing to learn new tricks.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE amazing!

Ray

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