Hillary Clinton, after more than two decades in the spotlight, is increasingly celebrated as a class act who “has re-invented herself, yet again, from losing presidential aspirant to world-class problem solver.”*
Think about that. A woman in her 60′s and she is continuing to re-invent herself!
Clinton could be a poster “child” for: Age is just a number, not an excuse to keep you stuck in an unfulfilled life.
You may be thinking, but that’s Hillary Clinton. I don’t have her credentials, power or influence. So what’s she got to do with me?
Like many other women, for years Clinton’s career and aspirations took a back seat to her husband’s career. Can you relate?
But then she chose to put her career in the forefront and became a Senator from New York State. You can now choose to put your career or purpose front and center too.
Clinton then chose to live her passion related to women’s rights and personal dreams for herself when she ran to become the first female nominated by any party to be their Presidential candidate. What are your dreams and desires? Are you willing to still go after them?
She failed. Publicly. She was the front runner in the race but ended up with an embarrassing lost.
Clinton could have put her tail between her legs and gone back to the life she knew before her failure. Instead, she took the challenge presented to her – Secretary of State. It was a job she never envisioned herself doing, nor did she have the diplomatic experience.
But she still had the desire to make a difference in the world.
Now is your time.
No more excuses.
It’s true, you’re not Hillary Clinton. Nor am I. But you can take some lessons from her.
1. Reinvention can occur at any age. Change is not the purview of youth. Decide what you want and take action to get it.
2. Previous failure is not a reason to stay stuck in a life you no longer want.
3. Taking help is a smart thing to do when it helps you accomplish the impact you want to make in the world.
Start your reinvention now. Make the second half of life about your purpose.
The WHAT’S NEXT? program provides the help you need.
It’s uniquely designed so you have your very own group to help move into the life of purpose you want.
(A small group of like-minded women ready to crank out a new vision & live your purpose! We’re going to have fun.)
*quote from Susan B. Glasser in this month’s lead story in Foreign Policy magazine.