We are not getting any younger and I feel that especially today since it is my birthday. Have you ever felt that your best years are behind you rather than ahead of you?

New Years Eve four years ago, was especially memorable since I was turning the big 5-0. I was feeling exactly that way, like my youth was in the rear view mirror and I was never able to accomplish what I desired when I was younger. That very year, I attended a session at the Kingdom Advisors Conference that really spoke to me about the way I was feeling.

The speaker, Lloyd Reeb, from HalfTime Institute, helped me realize that my best years were actually ahead of me. Why? He explained the years where you have the most influence, know the most people, have gained the most wisdom and can have the greatest impact are when you are between age 50 – 80.

Fast forward and I now see that this is true. I have met some amazing and influential people since that time (not to diminish in any way those I knew before). A person’s impact in life continues to build so I am believing for an even greater impact in the year ahead.

Thanks to all who sent me greetings on my birthday but I have a wish for you. May the years ahead be much more impactful the the years you have already lived!! Happy New Year!

2 thoughts on “The Oldest I’ve Ever Been

  1. Hi, bud! Happy and prosperous New Year to you and Cathy. Very encouraging words on your blog re your article on “aging and influence. I am seriously considering doing a weekly blog throughout 2019. Any advice, direction, counsel etc?

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    1. I would say just be consistent. It’s very easy “not to write” and then just put it off. You are used to it from doing the “Pastor’s Pen” so you should be fine. It is a good idea to publish because you never know who or when it will be impactful, but there is a promise of accomplishment!!

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