Midlife goal setting that works

I find that the process of midlife goal setting is straightforward. When practiced assiduously, it is a reliable strategy in dealing with midlife transitions. One sure-fire midlife goal setting resource is an openness of spirit - a willingness to continually be learning and growing.

American social writer Eric Hoffer said that "In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." A critical element appears to be working with a coach, preferably one who specializes in midlife coaching. There is no substitute for working through your midlife transition in a dialogue with someone who is on your side, and who can act as a sounding board for you. I worked with business coach Dr. Fred Horowitz who in his work looks at the different domains of life- financial, well-being, career, leisure, relationships, personal/spiritual development, community and legacy.

I believe that midlife transitions are common to all adults, but midlife crisis is not. How are midlife transitions different from midlife crises and midlife changes? Throughout this website I suggest ways of creating a new future from nothing.

What is common to people who have found happiness after midlife is that they took the steps to finding life purpose.

I refer to the inspiring life of one educator whose life's purpose touched students and teachers for more than thirty years. Try answering the questions for finding passion and purpose in your own life.

I find that dealing with midlife is a process to be enjoyed, as opposed to something to be overcome. It can be a source of happiness during midlife as much as after midlife. I show how integrating optimism in our lives makes this a fulfilling period of our lives.

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