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Let me break it down

 First of all lets start by putting things into perspective, the average work life of someone is 15-65, which is 50 years of work, so for instance at 45 you still have 20 years of your work life to go, I know at first thought you may seem you are getting towards the end of your career (and if you are great, but for the average number of people out there this is not the case) or worse you may feel like you are stuck with your career because you are too old and cant change now, rubbish. Stopping for 5 minutes and realising you very well could have 20 years of your working life left (depending on your situation) puts things into perspective for you, do you really want to work for 20 more years unhappy when you could even go to university for 5 years and still have a great 15 year career ahead of you, doing what you want to do. I do realise there are certain careers that may not cater for this but you will be surprised once you look into your options, remember you as the passionate person behind this change and has to be extremely keen, optimistic and be able to take constructive criticism well (always remember from every failure you learn how to be successful)


I see more and more people (baby boomers) joining my gym and getting fit and healthy on their own accord, not because their doctor said so, or they are worried about their weight, its because people are aware these days that exercise can provide a long healthy and prosperous life, when you see 70-80 year olds coming to the gym everyday religiously just reiterates that age is just a number not to mention all the research out there about the major health benefits provided both mentally and physically through exercise


Below is another prime example of a question people may ask themselves which can give them various different answers depending on their position to add value or willingness to learn.


How do I do what I am passionate about when my passion is basketball and I am 45?

This is a great question and one that is not straight forward, but one that you should ask yourself no matter your age. Let me explain further.

In this instance if this is your main passion and you believe you can add value to others then look further into it and ask yourself can I coach a team and add my knowledge to up and coming players, can I develop programs around certain skill sets needed to make an elite level of basketball or nurture young kids to become up and coming players, this may be you, on the other hand if you do not have the skill set to add value, your passion may be your hobby and you need to take up playing in the local competition with your mates. For you there may be a position in the company you work for that you would love and would find passion doing on a regular basis but you would have to study for 2 years to make it happen and you are not prepared to do this or feel you are too old, in this case talk to the appropriate person let them know of your aspirations and goals and strive towards them. (remembering how many years you have left in your work life).


I could talk all day about why people should or shouldn’t do something based on their age and more times than not when you put things into perspective, we talk about why people SHOULD do things. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER GUYS.

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