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A Healthy Second Half

Am I having a mid-life crisis or a healthy Halftime transition?

At the turn of last century life expectancy just under 50.
Now 50 is just halfway through our adult years.

When we look back on this era from 100 years out with the perspective history affords, this age will be known not for the internet or biotechnology but for the first time in history we have options of what to do in the second-half of life and were unprepared for it.

- Peter Drucker  

Previous generations no options and at 50 only downward mobility. Thus for the first time in history an intentional look at mid-life makes sense for an entire adult generation.

What divides the mid-life crisis from a successful halftime?

Mid-life CrisisSuccessful Halftime
  A fear of aging  Looks forward to the future
  Narrowing of our interests  An expanding of interests - a renaissance
  Fatigue and depression  Filled with anticipation
  Reactive and responsive  Thinking strategically about the future
  Closed withdrawn from others  Open and engaged with people
  Rebellion against others setting an agenda      Setting our own agenda in the presence of God
  Security a high value  Realizes security is a myth
  Not just for the rich  Most go through the stage of middlescence
  Not just a male phenomenon  A generational issue
  Not about leaving job or selling out  For some it means scaling back

Finding significance in your second half will cause you to ...
      - discover the primary reasons for your existence.
      - wake up in the morning with great anticipation of the day ahead.

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