YOU CAN BE 40 OR 40 OR 40

Are you 40 or 40 or 40?

Before you accuse me of assuming your age, or of asking a ridiculous question, please hear me out on this.  In considering age, more than one kind of 40 exists.  Regardless of your age, more than one kind of that age exists.  Here are a couple examples:

“Bob.”  Bob’s chronological age is 40, but he looks like he is 55.  Bob has chosen to ignore physical fitness.  He has chosen to pick up numerous habits that are simply not good for him.  He has a negative attitude about his life, his job, and his family.  When you meet Bob, you wonder whether he will be willing and able to do the job you have for him.

“Bill.”  Bill’s chronological age is 40, but he looks like he is 25.  Bill has chosen to embrace physical fitness.  He has chosen to avoid numerous habits that are simply not good for him.  He has a positive attitude about his life, his job, and his family.  When you meet Bill, you instantly have the impression that he is more than willing and able to do the job you have for him.

Life is not so much about what happens to you as much as it is about how you choose to respond.  Life is not so much about what is out there as much as it is about what is in you.  Life, to a very large extent, is what you make it.

As a professional, your approach to life will always shine through.  You cannot hide it.  The only question is are you 40 or 40 or 40?  The choice is yours to make.





About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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