What do you wish to obtain?


I used to be requested a query lately that basically made me cease and suppose: “Now that you simply’re on the finish of your life…what do you wish to obtain?”

We’ll come on to the second a part of the query, however let’s begin with the primary: “Now that you simply’re on the finish of your life.” Maintain on a minute! I really feel in my prime.

Jack Brockway

To be clear, my inquirer meant it within the nicest attainable method, in completely good religion, however I discovered myself listening to it as insensitive. It’s not the primary time I’ve been requested such a factor, and it’s fairly an odd feeling. I dwell healthily and am fitter than I’ve been in lots of a long time, so this kind of query makes me cease and suppose.

Now, I’m in 71-years-old, and absolutely conscious of it. However I put a number of effort into my health, handle my eating regimen effectively, attempt to maintain a wholesome steadiness in my life, and my mother and father fortunately each lived lengthy into their nineties. I’ve bought a number of life left to dwell.

Richard Branson hiking a mountain on the 2019 Strive Challenge

Adam Slama

This brings us onto the second half of the query: what do you wish to obtain? There’s usually a number of speak about legacy for individuals within the second half of their life, however I favor to consider what there’s left to attain. I’ve by no means been a fan of wanting again, and like to look ahead to what’s coming subsequent.

Individuals in later life have an infinite quantity left to offer, and much they nonetheless wish to obtain. You’re by no means too younger or too previous to have a good suggestion and to place it into motion. So, to the younger – and to the younger at coronary heart. It’s a brand new 12 months – what do you wish to obtain?



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