Gwenyth from Gwenny Enterprises Online, sold and managed retirement villages for many year and always felt disappointed with how many older people felt they knew most things and who were constantly giving advise to other people on just about every subject.
Stop! Sure we have acquired experiences over the years but with this changing world if we are not constantly learning we are going backward.
Older people who don’t have the internet and don’t want it, are going backwards. The Internet is the most wonderful outlet for gaining knowledge and providing wonderful entertainment, a great deal of which is free.
Many younger people know how to use these devices and just use them for ‘what I call’ play things, unfortunately they don’t take advantage of the amazing information available.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”—
These amazing words from an amazing man reminds us how short our lives are and that we should make the most of every day.
If we are enterprising people we have habits, where we are constantly learning new skills to educate our minds, our souls and our bodies.
As Mahatma Gandhi said, live as if you were to die tomorrow, do you do your best every day to enjoy each day? How easy it is to become all tied up in our daily routine and forget to live, I’m sure we can all say, yes been there done that.
Make lists! Each night when you have completed your daily chores, make a list of the things you are going to achieve the following day, prepare your clothes, have a bit of a beauty routine going, paint you nails, relax with your loved ones before going to bed, this will improve your rest and sleep time and you will wake up in a fresher state of mind ready for the day ahead.
Wake up and be excited about the day ahead, even if you have to do something you don’t want to do, you will find yourself more prepared mentally to cope.
If you are in a job you don’t like, whilst doing your current job efficiently, have an open mind as to what else you could do. I was speaking to a partner in a law firm recently, who isn’t happy and is always stressed with his job. He was talking about a mutual friend and said what a great job this other person had. I said to my lawyer friend, with your law degree you would be an asset in a job like that.
You are a special person, look at your talents, experiences and your constant day to day learning and use these special assets to better your life.
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” —Richard Branson
Amazing words from another wonderful man. An enterprising person doesn’t sit back and let the years go by, not achieving anything. An enterprising person is always achieving various tasks, falls, gets up, falls again, etc, etc. This is just the normal passage of life and with constant learning they are capable of achieving a fulfilling life.
Richard Branson is a great example of living a well balanced life, he loves his family, and his incredible business successes are well documented.
I am hoping that he will write another book detailing how he has managed his businesses through Covid 19, as most of his businesses are in the tourist industries.
Richard would look at this time as another ‘falling over’ period, but he will continue on ‘doing’ and will work through the necessary actions for success.
Achieving success once again, isn’t just in a business sense, you have to find success in what ever area of your life you feel is best for you, and with constant learning you and your family can achieve a beautiful existance.
“Vision without execution is just hallucination.” -Henry Ford
When I was a kid, my mother used to call me ‘just gunna’. If my mother asked me more than once to do something, I would apparently say, I’m just gunna. Don’t be like I was, if you have a vision or passion, go for it. Learn as much as you can on the subject and put your learning into action.
How often do you hear people say, I have a good idea, ‘quite often it’s not‘, and it doesn’t go beyond their heads, as Henry Ford said, this is just an hallucination. Don’t make the mistake of telling people about that great idea and not put it into action, except bore everyone around you in the meantime. If you have a vision, work on it and when it becomes a reality, then broadcast it to the world.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Another great saying from Henry Ford. This is such a true saying, you see people of all ages who just don’t want to learn, they don’t read, not interested in their countries politics, not interested in their bodies, minds or souls, nothing, so sad.
We live in this wonderful world of the internet where we constantly find learning opportunities online, some of which are great and some bad, quite often total scams, like everything else in life. An enterprising person and a constant learner will soon separate the good from the bad.
I moved to another state after I retired, for family reasons, and haven’t really found like minded people nor the social life that I have enjoyed elsewhere. I have now found a wonderful internet family through an Affiliate Marketing program I joined, where I have the opportunity to speak with people from all around the world whilst experiencing a great learning challenge.
I am loving life and staying young which I attribute to constant learning.
“I’m sure Henry Ford wouldn’t have admitted to this”
Not everybody is perfect!
What ever age you are, work on learning something new each week, sometimes this is within you career or perhaps something you are passionate about.
Most importantly, constantly learn how to make your life more fulfilling. Stop making excuses and concentrate on expanding your life skills.