New Mindset Trick For Old Dogs

Why getting older is about to get a whole lot better.

This is exciting:

I have news that proves that the best is yet to come.

To set the tone for this news, I want to share one of my most used quotes from Henry Ford.

In fact, I use it so much that my kid’s eyes start to roll before the first syllable drops from my lips.

The quote:

Whether you think you can or think you can’t - you’re right.

Henry Ford

That quote has changed my life.

And as it turns out, it will continue to do so long into the future.

According to a study mentioned in a Time Magazine article, people who just believed that their better days were ahead of them added an “extra eight years of healthy longevity.”

That belief alone had the same impact as quitting smoking and losing weight (you read that right).

This is why we old… errr… midlife dogs need to keep learning new tricks (and good thing for you, that is part of the core mission here at Redefining Retirement - stay tuned).

So, AFTER you read the rest of this article (wink, wink), go read the rest of the Time article.

You’ll see it mentions a few other very enlightening findings that show that we are literally getting better with age.

Dude, if that article doesn’t get you jacked up about the future, I don’t know what will.

Turn Me Loose

I like a lot of songs by Loverboy, and they bring back a ton of memories.

But their song “Turn Me Loose” felt like a solid way to close out this post.

I was born to run

I was born to dream

The craziest boy you ever seen

I gotta do it my way

Or no way at all

When I was younger, I didn't have this mindset. I used up a lot of time and energy trying to meet other people's expectations, which made me unhappy.

However, I've realized that it's important to prioritize being true to yourself. It might seem a bit selfish, but in the bigger picture, being determined to be your authentic self is the best way to benefit everyone around you.

And don’t just take it from me…

When “you do you,” it gives those around you the opportunity to be themselves, as well. This honesty and genuineness form the foundation on which satisfying and dynamic romantic relationships, friendships, careers, and futures can be built.

Listen now and think about how you can be better at doing it your way.

Side note, is it just me, or was it hard for you to go all in on them because of their name?

I can’t quite put my finger on why. Perhaps it wasn’t masculine enough or something. I mean, how many guys want to be called a Loverboy?


That should do it. Remember to read this post on the Myths of Aging. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks again for reading.

Have a good one,


P.S. What are your thoughts on any of the topics in this post? Let me know in the comments on LinkedIn or Facebook.

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