If the possibilities exist for me to work well into my 90s or even 100s, how do I go about finding out what would be meaningful and productive for me, especially with the new health concerns and limitations of Covid 19?
First part of my answer is the same answer I would give you if you were 20, 30 40– or 100! What is meaningful to you is only something you can know. It’s rooted in your deepest truest desire. What would inspire you so much that you would hop out of bed every morning and say, “Wow! This is one more great day!”
Because for most of us, when we feel that way, we show up that way.
If you are not clear on what that desire is, then this is a perfect time to dig deep and recover that silver thread that has run throughout your life and defined your interests and passions. It is this silver twine that was woven to tell your story, and is all there within you. Your responsibility is to go find that thread and follow it so you can bring it forward.
Once you know what matters to you, then you can overlay that on any opportunity that comes forward–at any chronological age or life/career stage.
The future of work is so unknown now. Lots of guesses but they are based on what was not on what will be. What is clear is that a large majority of us will remain remote workers, business owners and service providers even after these surges of COVID are past tense.
So, the question is how you frame and allot your energy and time, especially when you are over 50 or 70 or 100, so that you can be at your optimum, at your greatest for decades to come. For many of us that might mean looking at how we can adapt our passions for the Internet space—to be sure that we at least have the flexibility to move in and out of working remotely.
There will be more and more possibilities emerging as innovation in the field of aging and longevity meets technology, thus providing more accessible health care and long-life education so that age will be less and less of a limiting factor–and many of these new innovations will be Internet-based.