As a baby boomer, I was saddened to read a Gallop research study indicating that boomers are no more likely to use their unique strengths than generation X’ers and millennials. After decades of work and life experiences in which we’ve honed our skills, talents, and expertise, I would have hoped more of us would love what we do.
I am encouraging my fellow boomers to first find and then live out your passions. According to the actuaries, many of us in our 60s will live for another 30 years — that’s a long time, and we can still make plenty of significant contributions to the world.
Whether you plan to stay in the marketplace or serve in other ways, I would suggest you find an enriching way to utilize your strengths — or, if you’ve never thought about it before, I would suggest you read my November 24, 2014, blog: Please let’s focus on people’s strengths.
If you’re looking for ideas, you may want to read our Thoughts for the Next Season.
We all have something special to offer. Please don’t just sit in the bleachers. Get into the game, and I guarantee you’ll experience fun and fulfillment along the way.