The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michelangelo (1475-1674) Italian sculptor, painter of the Sistine Chapel
“That quote encapsulates everything I know in my mind, heart, and from my experiences of what’s possible for us as we age. I believe that so many of us are not aiming high as we age because we feel that our best is behind us. Or, sadly we’re not aiming for anything and just kind of drifting from day to day. I believe we all have, deep in us, a vision and it may take a little work to get in touch with it. To aim for that vision [as we approach elderhood] can be our guide in living with intentionality and teaches us to ever be striving to be our best rather than just settling for some minimal goals or worse just drifting with no real goal in sight at all.”
Ron Pevny, author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging:
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