A Forbes article I recently came across discussed how thoughts form the reality of how we will age—and even how long we will live. It brings in the work of Yale Professor Becca Levy, PhD, who explains that “negative ageist beliefs affect our well-being, self-esteem and even our longevity.”
Think about that the next time you call yourself old!
But this is really getting at something: our thoughts can truly form our reality, even in the way we view aging. This is why I talk about living and leading agelessly.
To embody Agelessness is to completely shift your perspective. It’s to live your life without limitation when it comes to your age! While age plays a role in how we change in all sorts of ways, your age alone should never determine the way you live your life or navigate your long life career trajectory.
Our thoughts and words are a powerful tool, but also can have catastrophic consequences.
The Butterfly Effect, as it relates to our choices in day-to-day life, suggests that even the smallest of decisions we make can have profound impacts on the trajectory of our lives. It speaks to the interconnectedness of the world.
Everything around us and all throughout the universe has its own energy field. We know that, through quantum entanglement, particles can interact and influence each other, no matter the distance between them. Your thoughts and words hold energy. They influence not only the atoms in your body but also everything around you.
Consider the way your Inner Archetypal Voices tell you to think and act, including all the negative as well as positive directives about how you should perceive your age and own your place at the table. For instance, are you repeatedly telling yourself that you are too young or too old?
You can stop that ageist thinking now. Shift your perspective.
I’ve long been a proponent of the idea that “our thoughts are creative,” capable of creating our experienced reality from our subconscious and rooted in our unconscious.
Like with all “isms” we all take on the negative more readily than owning our Signature Greatness DNA™ which is our unique potential “mark” throughout life at all ages in all genders, races, religions, and so on.
Reframing is where our truest, most aligned priorities emerge. Old priorities may disappear and sometimes will reappear, newly reshuffled. It is about stepping out and taking a big picture view so as to truly see what is presenting itself for us to learn.
Let go as past tense to find what we cherish to create a new frame, or lens, with which to reframe our experience, thereby our experience. We then can reimagine our future at every age.
Out with the old and in with the Ageless.
To live Agelessly is to breakthrough any societal creations of what you should be doing and feeling at any age. Ageless values are important for ANY AGE! Whether you’re a blossoming Gen- Z innovator, a changemaking Boomer, or a Centenarian sharing earned wisdom and a lived perspective.
How we think about our age does show the most when we intentionally commit to continuously growing into our evolved Ageless Self in every aspect and role throughout our elongated longevity.
Allow yourself to be Ageless!