(*Introvert Boomer Male)
As a reasonably healthy IBM, I have to question how I managed to devolve into a fraction of the man I was 25 years ago. I understand what I need to do to reverse the decline, it’s just more difficult than ever to summon the resolve to make vital changes.
I must be a slow learner. Where is that short yellow school bus that pulls up right in front of your house?
All of those pump up books thrown down our throats by obsessed extroverts have done nothing for IBMs..
Some books like “Think and Grow Rich” are plainly idiotic. If self-help books worked, we would only need one.
Over and over again.
No matter how hard you strive to stay positive, pessimistic thoughts crush your sense of happiness and self-esteem. Fear wells up in my thoughts when I contemplate taking on a new project. How much time do I have left? What if I choose the wrong path?
Somehow I have lost my capacity to examine my situation. Comparing your life to other individuals is a waste of energy and self-defeating. I’ve had some superb jobs. And I’ve settled for shitty jobs when I needed the money. But I have yet to live the life I silently desire.
We have all learned to swap the judgement of others for our own. Your personal opinion is as least as valuable as that of others. Value it.
In all likelihood, someone disapproves of our actions, and we take that as gospel. We forget the old adage that opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one. And most of them stink.
To know an IBM is the first step to enlightenment. Especially if you know yourself. New ideas are a dime a dozen. Walking the walk is the mission. Theory without action is useless.
As Introvert Boomer Males, we still have a good deal to offer to ourselves, our loved-ones, and the world.
Everyone suffers at times from feelings of low self esteem. Let it go. But it doesn’t matter. You can only begin a journey from where you are at today. I will share tips and practices and strategies and rituals I use to optimize my health, wealth, and relationships.
These techniques may work for you. They may not. We create our own jails and prisons. Provided enough time and information, we can fix almost any problem.
Even if you have a string of ex-wives or bankruptcies in your rear view mirror, no one is blocking you from going forward except yourself.
Here are some of the issues we will handle:
1. Revive your life, and live the life of your dreams.
2. Vanquish fears that you are selecting the wrong path or that you are too old to make effective changes.
3. Trust your gut. Take action.
4. Being rejected is not avoidable. Deal with it and move on.
5. Stop comparing yourself to others and be the best you you can be.
6. Break the cycle of self-defeat and failure that is causing you unwanted pain.
7. Build the best you one small action at a time.
8. Enjoy excellent personal relationships with women who meet your requirements, and you theirs.
This article and upcoming reports and ebooks are created to move you away from ground zero and on to the life you deserve. Rebooting your life is exciting and challenging. I hope you will disclose your experiences.
When you are an introvert, male, and born between 1946 1964, you happen to be one of us. Come over to http://introvertboomermale.com.