How to turn your emotional weaknesses into strengths after 50

December 22, 2017 Published by
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Another year ends and the new year, 2018, is but 10 days away. My hope is that today’s musings will provide you with a gigantic positive adrenalin rush. I want you to waltz into 2018. Yes, I so mean waltz. And I want you to address your thoughts on your personal positive actions. The topic today: How can I turn a few emotional weaknesses that are bothering me into emotional strengths. Grab a cup of steaming hot and delicious coffee or tea and sit down with soft playing music (I ask Alexa, my robot to play soft Hawaiian music) and make two columns, one titled My Strengths and one titled My Weakness. Paint a mental portrait of the weaknesses you want to move into the strength column. Don’t over burden yourself. Most of you are  50, 60, 70, 80+ years old. You are very wise and tuned-in older women. Make your chart one of your holiday gifts to yourself.

I would choose one or two weaknesses to work on because change, in every age group, is difficult. It is hard work, though worth the effort and will add relevancy and visibility to your life. I believe in the power of growth at every age.

Do put on your positive ‘strength hat’ and come with me as I offer my advice. Remember: You do have the emotional resources.  

Emotional goals: How to change your weaknesses into strengths for women over 50

  • Don’t be afraid to make a change.
  • A positive change will provide emotional power.
  • Don’t be a pleaser. Be an advocate. You will be respected.
  • Take the high road, but know there is a fine line between what is just and what is not.
  • If you fail at first…try, try, try again. Results don’t occur overnight. Practice. Practice. Practice.
  • Be vital. Be visible. Be YOU.

As I muse today, I look back on 2017. I happily grew. I feel it. I turned my encounters and disappointments that were affecting me from weaknesses into strengths. I did not tax myself. I let go of disappointments that really did not matter and tackled what was unsettling. I grew.

I will share the weakness I will try and turn into a strength in 2018.  Darlings, I have a biggie.

I will not be emotionally afraid to stand up and draw a line between taking the high road and responding firmly to the  behavior of others, including my family. This will be very hard because I was brought up by my parents to take the ‘high road.’ I like that approach. It is a lovely value, but there is a fine line when a person, on the receiving end, should cease and desist accepting certain behaviors. This is my year to desist. I am already feeling positive power.

One weakness is enough for me to handle in 2018. If I can turn this weakness into a strength I will be one happy woman. I want you, darlings, to think about yourselves. It is not selfish. It should be music to your ears, to grow into a happier more fulfilled you.

Happy Holidays to you, darlings. I am sending you my blessings and a big kiss. You have all enhanced my life. I am grateful to each of you.

 

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14 Comments

  • Bonnie says:

    The happiest of
    holidays to you Honey, and your Ultimate Concierge. Let’s be our best in 2018!

  • Akaisha Kaderli says:

    Another wonderful and en-Couraging post, Honey. I so like it that you take the high road, and that you advocate that perspective. You are a meaningful mentor. Happy Holidays and a very satisfying New Year.

  • Karen says:

    This year I will be truer to myself

  • Tami says:

    This is a really valid exercise and something I will be doing before the end of this year so that I will be focused for 2018! Thank you and I wish you a very happy Holiday with those you love!

  • Cheryl Reichhart says:

    Thank you so very much. When I read your post this morning, my heart was lifted . I am currently taking the high road while not accepting certain behaviors from a person whom I love dearly. It is very difficult to say the least. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season, and thank you again for sharing your wisdom.

  • DC says:

    I too have always “taken the high road”. Always wanted to be thought of well and didn’t want to be perceived differently. That is now going by the wayside. It is time for us to not tolerate bad manners or rude individuals. If these individuals are not called on this intolerable behavior of theirs (bullying) then when will it stop:? Time to make a difference. Bad behavior is just bad behavior. No reason to make excuses for it.

  • Fancy Nancy says:

    Happy Holiday, Honey … and your fabulous concierge! Many continued blessings to you and your family! I love your column! ????❤️????????

  • Jean Sweeney says:

    Thank you for all your encouragement and positive thoughts…2018 I hope will be a good year for everyone! Happy Holidays to you Honey and All!

  • Terri says:

    Love your mug message! Where can I get this? I would live to give as gifts. Thanks! Great article!

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    Right now it seems like Expression Engine is the best blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  • eileen sutera says:

    i so enjoyed your article Honey it truly hit home! i will do my best to follow yoyr wise advice! love your articles! Happy new year!

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Glad you so enjoyed. I enjoy reading that you did. Happy New Year, to you and your family. Warmly, Honey

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