If our lives were a three act play… mid-life that is 40s, 50s and 60s – is the pivotal second act.
The first act of our lives is largely determined by (for so many of us) “forces” beyond our own…. we are shaped by where we are born, who we are born to, we go to the schools our parents choose, many of us study things chosen for us – if not by our family by some drive that is purely not our own.
As teens we are shaped by our classmates & peers. In our 20s we lay the foundation for a future based a lot on societal values. We get a job that pays well. We look into property. We find a partner to settle down. Then start our family. All those are driven partially by societal expectations and by biology – there is choice but choice is restricted by many factors beyond our understanding.
As we approach midlife – the second act – we have the opportunity to pivot. To shape our second act according to our own vision. Take the reigns of our paths and destinies more than ever before and put all these hard earned lessons to work.
If you’re a Gen X-er or an older Millennial or just someone curious about how to shift and pivot and find the optimal you – join me on the midlife pivot.