Setting personal goals at regular stages is the way we move forward and mark our journey. The third age is one of the key refocusing points in your life, so don't ignore it. For many, this time can turn into a mid-life crisis; a sense that time is shifting away when there are still many personal goals to reach.
Now is the time to properly examine those concerns and make a personal development plan so that at least,some of those new personal goals being recognized are reached. Take a moment to look over the horizon. What does your future look like? What do you want it to look like? The Nine Streets – De Negen Straatjes is in the heart of Amsterdam's canal district and is one of the city's most delightful shopping district.
Are you about to become an exhausted nester?
Are you going to continue to work full time?
Is it time to go back to school?
Is it time to try that small business you always wanted?
Is it time to redecorate the house?
Is it time to sell the house?
There are key areas that will need your attention:
This is the biggie. This is what will determine whether you have a comfortable retirement, a semi-retirement or must continue working long past what is a traditional retirement age. If you set no other new personal goals, examine setting this one.
We live in a fabulous age where many ailments can be managed with a single tablet a day. But even in the face of medical advances, isn't there at least some level of responsibility to take ownership of your own health and well-being? This is a critical personal goal to set.