art of encore living personal development Apr 24, 2023

What’s the first step toward a second half of life filled with more joy, purpose, and peace of mind?


There’s a moment when we realize there’s more living behind us than in front. It can be depressing and even triggering.

But the second half of life is also an awakening that you and I haven’t yet even come close to delivering on our promise.

Life’s second half can be reframed as an invitation to tap into and deliver on your limitless potential.

If you have a sneaking suspicion that you can be and do more and better. You can.

The rules of the game of life you were schooled for and occupied by in the first half of life are compliance, conformity, and competition.

Is it any wonder the game you were taught to play feels limiting? Are you surprised that you never really felt like you were winning?

You can’t win a game you don’t want to play.

It’s time to reconnect with who you really are, what you’re really good at, and where you really belong.

It’s time to play your game.

All it takes is the will to acknowledge and engage your power to see and step into the limitless possibility ahead of you.

Here are three receptivity practices to help you tap into the difference only you can make in the second half of life so you can live your legacy with greater equanimity and fulfillment.

  1. First, cultivate curiosity, consideration, and creativity. Reconnect with the instincts to explore and experiment you experienced as a child.
  2. Don’t be so quick to make binary decisions and value judgments about yourself, your situation, and others. The unconscious and subconscious biases and prejudices you’ve used to navigate your life so far conspire against your growth and freedom.
  3. Practice maintaining open loops, embracing not knowing, and responding to challenges and opportunities with “yes, and...” and “both-and” thinking. Letting go of your false certainties and overconfidence will free you of self-limiting beliefs that are neither true nor serving you.

Receptivity will help you see possibility and encourage you to step into your power to become an agent of your destiny.

How can you embrace and encourage receptivity today?

Scott Perry, Encore Life Coach at Creative on Purpose

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