This article is specifically for people entering the third trimester of their life. I like the way Bruce Lee, the famous martial artist described life, “if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life…into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.” Lee challenges us to not accept complacency as a way of life but to live our lives without limitations. You can think of the next third of your life as another plateau that you happily can go beyond!
In their popular New York Times best seller – Younger Next Year, authors Crowley and Lodge advocate for a whole different way of living. Our third trimester is not a time of giving up and going slowly into the sunset as many people suggest, but a time for renewal and unlimited potential. This time in our lives is about finding strength and vigor through proper exercise and nutrition as Crowley and Lodge provided the scientifically backed evidence to support their believable claims. There is more to it than that though; there is connection to others, commitment to yourself to fight for your health and cognitive conditioning.
It cannot be stressed enough that cognitive conditioning is at the heart of our well-being. Remember that you will become whatever you consistently think about yourself so now is the time to understand the universal law that thoughts are real forces. If you keep telling yourself you are old, achy and decrepit then you will act accordingly. Instead, tell yourself at the start of each and every day that you are healthy and getting better and better – you will be surprised by what you begin to experience.
Don’t worry if you do not feel you are at your healthiest best. Think about your overall health and well-being like a clear bowl of water that you want to turn blue with an eyedropper of blue dye. The catch is that you are only permitted one drop per day to turn the water blue. Sure, after five or ten days you may not see any real changes but stick with it because every day in every way you will improve when you persist and the water will eventually change color. By telling yourself daily that you are healthy and getting better and better – then you will become what you consistently tell yourself!
“Dr. Beiter is proof positive that this way of thinking works. He practices what he preaches and is an advocate of the Younger Next Year way of living.”
If you are interested in learning how to implement a healthier sense of well-being into your life then contact me at John@JohnBeiter.com