We’ve all heard the quote, “There’s a reason your windshield is bigger than your rearview mirror; where you’re headed is more important than what you’ve left behind.” For many people in midlife and beyond, both are important. And, when we look in both directions, we’re often faced with the current mirror.
Author Richard Leider continues, “In my years of coaching people in their inevitable transitions, I’ve observed that as many as 1-in-3 people experience a “mirror crisis.” They don’t like what they see in the mirror. Not just their aging body, but, their aging life. They feel an expectations gap – “This isn’t what I was expecting.” “If only I was more of this.” “If only I was less of that.” The gap is often triggered by deaths, illnesses, moves, retirement, and more.”
Why a mirror is important in life?
What’s a late-life crisis?
Take the late-life crisis quiz (questions).