I recently ran across a quote I just love. It comes from Peter Drucker , the father of management consulting. The quote is, “You’re not tired, you’re just bored.” This quote is in reference of the change in workthat’s occurred over the past fifty years.
We no longer do physical labor and for most of us, we can work well past what used to be the normal retirement age of 65. In fact, I see some friends of mine working well into their 80s.
You’re bored, you’ve been doing the same thing for way too long.
If you’ve been doing the same thing for 40 or more years, how could you not be bored with what you’re doing. It’s the main reason people come in my office and tell me they want to sell their business. They just can’t see another day of doing the same thing over and over again.
Stop acting you like a character in the movie Groundhog Day. You don’t have to live your life doing the same thing over and over. It’s time for you to think about what else is in life.
It’s time for you to think about doing something else.
I would hope that if you’ve been in the same career, you’ve wondered about what else you could do with your life. If you’ve been doing the same thing it’s time for you to make a change.
For most of us as seniors, we have the option to work for much less money. Work as we hit normal retirement age should be about what we’re interested in. If you want to be a river guide, go for it. If you want to help kids learn how to read better, that’s OK too. The truth is this is a time of your life when you can do something that’s always had you interested.
Believe it or not, this is a time for you to experiment. If you don’t like it, just stop and try something else.
How to keep your brain working well into old age.
There’s a great reason for you to learn new things. It all comes down to using your brain. You’ve probably heard the term, “Use it or lose it.” This saying really is true with your brain. If you’re not using it, you will lose it.
Learning something new will help you use it and I’m hoping you want to keep your brain working and you can. Let’s work together to see what we can do to stay involved, learn new things and keep our brains in tip-top shape.
What do you think about that idea? Why don’t you leave a comment below and let me know what you think?