Why Self Improvement is Important to Success After Age 40

We all admit that life is filled with ups and downs, but how we deal with it is an important factor to leading a successful and fulfilled life, especially as we get older.

As women we spend the greater part of our early life chasing careers or taking care of families.  After the children have grown and we have reached the top of the ladder in our careers, we are like – what now?  There is so much to life that we can do to make it more fulfilling, we just need to dig deep into our souls and make things happen.

We all know of Oprah Winfrey and her success. But there are so many more women out there who have reached their potential and become successful after the age of 40.

Do you know Viola Davis?  Viola Davis is the woman who plays the leading role in “How to Get Away with Murder.”  She has such a remarkable life story.  She started her acting career on Broadway when she was 31.  But it was not until around age 43 her career took off when she acted alongside Meryl Streep in the movie “Doubt”.  Viola admitted her childhood was poor, but she managed to make it big in the film industry through a 30 year journey.  According to people.com She is the first black woman to be nominated for 3 Academy Awards and has won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the movie Fences.

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She dreamt big and realized her dreams.

So what can we do to realize our dreams.  Three things really:

  1. Accept failure. Failure was not meant to keep you down, but to raise you up so you can do better. Learn from failure and keep trying until you are successful.
  2. Take each day one at a time. Self improvement is a process. It took Viola almost 30 years before she became the success she is today.  And I am sure she did all that was necessary to improve and hone her skills until she was the best she can be.
  3. Set reasonable and achievable goals. We all know what we want out of life.  It might not be possible to become a famous actress like Viola Davis (unless you are already in the entertainment industry), but you can achieve whatever you put your mind once you set goals little by little until you get there.
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