As we age, we need remember a lyric from a song by Crosby, Stills and Nash. “Don’t let the past remind us of what we are now”. Why? Staying positive is a major component of happiness and it is known that increased lifespan is linked with our years of happiness. For the older population, constant changes in health and money issues can cause unhappiness and can neutralize a positive outlook. What’s back there is back there. Avoid dwelling on the past!
At one of the more recent pharmacy visits with the 2019 Healthcare Advocate Tour, I was asked some difficult questions about mindsets and how they may change with age. As we talked, the individual I had come to interview about success did have the answers. The older pharmacist/pharmacy owner and I were discussing what she felt were various things that had helped her continue to be a successful pharmacist and owner through the years. These are the mindset areas she chose to offer:
After her comments, it occurred to me that she had offered to me more ideas about maintaining forward thinking success strategies than I offered her.
Her last point caused me to remember Don’t let the past remind us of what we are now.
Stay positive and remember every accomplishment begins with the decision to try!!!