Designing Your Sexy Second Act Means Saying “I Can! I Will!”

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.–Jackie Joyner-Kersee

There are so many thoughts running around in my head after watching Diana Nyad achieve her lifelong dream – on her FIFTH try – to be the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida outside of a shark tank. I love that every time she failed she checked in with herself to ask “Do I want this? Can I do this?”

And I love that her heart said “I Can! I Will!”

It would seem that the last question on her mind was whether or not she was getting too old to follow her passion. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. Being present to fact that life is short compels her to “live large” so she never looks back with regret.

I believe it’s about time for more people as determined and passionate as Diana to step up. I believe it’s time to dispel the notion that adults become feeble at fifty! It’s time for people to get that every age is a stage and you can do anything you put your mind to.

It may not be easy.

It may not always be fun.

Goals worthy of you will be challenging. You will have to overcome the challenges.

But you will learn about who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing.

You will learn what it’s like to live a rich, rewarding and satisfying life.

Whether you are aware of it or not, I believe you will be living your life purpose.

So…How Do You Start?

Create a SEXY dream or go after a SEXY dream you’ve given up on.

How do you know if it’s sexy?

Like seriously? You’ll KNOW. You’ll feel a tingle in every fiber of your being when you think about it.

No, it’s not about creating a bucket list and checking things off.

That’s just something to do.

It’s about living the rest of your life doing the best WITH your life – feeling vibrant and totally alive! It’s about being able to look back at the end of your life and know that while you may not have been able to do it all, you got to do enough.

I hope you’ll watch this beautiful (and yeah…SEXY!) TED talk given by Diana Nyad before her victorious swim.  And then I hope you’ll get inspired to take another look at your dreams. I hope you’ll say – starting today – “I Can! I Will! – design my Sexy Second Act!”


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