Now that I am in my forties, it is not that I feel old but it is the little things that make me realize I am in my forties. I have weird aches and pains and often when I think of an event, it happen twenty maybe thirty years ago, time stops for no one and life is short.
Now, Steven Sharp has a secret to reverse the effects of time long gone, in his book, Forty-five is the New Twenty-five, he shares in his memoir how he took forty five and reverse his perspective to that of a young twenty-five year old.
Written with humor and candor, Steven writes as he was a friend sharing his most personal perspective. The book is about writing a book and how he developed a network of friends and supporters that helped him achieve his goal of writing a book. Steven also shares how he was able to rediscover dreams long gone and get focus on setting goals to achieve them. He breaks down these goals and creates a balanced life that centers on his physical, emotional, and personal needs and simply does it.
Along the way, you discover that Steven is not only a cheerleader for new life, but also reminds us that age is only a number and the secret to the fountain of youth is to take hold of your life and create a new day.
Not your average motivational book, Forty-Five is the new Twenty-Five is an interactive read that will make anyone realize that they can reclaim the optimism and promise of a youthful 25 year old, no matter how old you maybe.
As Zig Ziglar was fond of saying motivational ideas are like taking a shower, you really don’t need them, but if you do take advantage of them, they will make life a lot cleaner and happier. Read the book and start to live your life today.
When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be focused on people going through a mid-life crisis, but that's not what it's about, at all. The author tells his own story about how he's always wanted to publish a book and at 45, he decides to make his dream a reality. He also discusses how he wanted to get in better shape, and basically improve his life overall. The central theme of getting out of your own way, letting go of your own self-doubts and the negative influences which hold you back are applicable to any age.
If you have a goal or a dream in any aspect of your life (career, fitness, family, friends, etc.), this book can help you take steps to accomplish what you want. It can really apply to younger readers finishing high school/college who have ideas of what they want to do with their lives, but need help making it happen. For older readers, it's a great reminder of what they may have forgotten or perhaps never figured out when they were younger.
I enjoyed this book immensely. Sharp offers practical suggestions anyone can use to make a dream a reality. It's an entertaining read with a universal message and the sarcastic humor the author uses towards himself is also very entertaining and relatable.