Midlife crisis is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person's growing age, inevitable mortality, and possible lack of accomplishments in life.
I believe, this phenomenon should be referred to as Midlife Awakening.
I see it as an awakening brought about by a person's growing wisdom and realisation that materialistic possessions bring neither fulfillment nor measure of one’s worth. Faced with their inevitable mortality, a person begins to evaluate their accomplishments in life. Looking for their footprints in human history.
The truth is, we ALL leave footprints behind from the moment of our conception to way beyond our lifetime. Some are so minute that they are hardly realised; others are larger than life and continue to be witnessed for millennia.
The question shouldn’t be “Has a footprint has been left behind?” The question should be “How big a footprint has been left behind?”
You get to live your life once, make yours count. Don’t wait for your midlife awakening before evaluating your trail. The sooner you begin, the more established your trail will become.
I am working towards enlarging my footprint with SAM (SmarterApproach® Methodology), my unique signature trail.
What footprint are you leaving behind?
Sally M Solaymantash