One of my most valued sources of information on the subject of longevity and radically extending life expectancy, David Kekich, shared a very interesting conversation he had with a close friend who is a mature and intelligent man, who understands what science is achieving in the fight against age related diseases, but unfortunately, as he is by his very nature a Pessimist, he does not believe it will happen in time to help him personally.
The fact is, with a little work, you can tilt yourself toward optimistic attitudes. In other words, you can become more optimistic if you keep telling yourself you are an optimist… and then act accordingly.
When you catch yourself complaining – STOP. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Believe it or not, what you say and think affect every one of your trillions of cells. Every cell in your body is a separate living entity in it’s own right and can communicate with all the other cells that make up your body.
So if longevity is your goal, think happy thoughts. It’s been proven scientifically that optimists outlive pessimists… by a wide margin. They get sick less often too.
How often do you get sick?
Science is making exponential progress to reverse age-related diseases
Here is David’s story which contains a very important message that you should be aware of if you would like to live a long and healthy life.
“I spoke with a friend going back over 50 years this past weekend.
No, he’s not terminally ill. Well actually he is, he’s dying from aging, just like you and me.
However, we’re doing something about it. He’s not. We’re going to cure aging… once and for all.
My friend might not benefit though. He’s suffering from a non-life threatening medical issue and from a life threatening psychological issue.
He’s a pessimist.
He’s especially a pessimist when it comes to aging. In fact, most of his conversation was about his ills, our mutual friends’ ills and how little time he has left. He’s really bummed out.
When I gave him the scenario regarding how science is exponentially marching forward to reverse age-related maladies, how technologies will extend life expectancy beyond what he considers his actuarially mandated year of reckoning… and how we will reverse aging itself, it didn’t quite register.
Oh, he’s a very bright guy, and he intellectually grasped my argument. He just didn’t seem to think it would happen in time for him.
That’s very sad, because his mere disbelief could ironically shorten his life and fulfill his prophesy.
I understand there’s a genetic underpinning that determines our levels of optimism or pessimism. You’ve herd the term: “He/she is a born optimist.”
Well, we know that’s true for most optimists. But not all.
We can’t change the genetic code we were born with, not today anyway. (We’re well down that path though.)
But we can affect our gene expressions. With a little work, we can tilt ourselves toward optimistic attitudes. In other words, you can become more optimistic if you keep telling yourself you are an optimist… and then act accordingly.
When you catch yourself complaining – STOP. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Remember, you can only keep one thought in your mind at once.
What you say and think affect every one of your trillions of cells. Really.
So if longevity is your goal, think happy thoughts. It’s proven that optimists outlive pessimists… by a wide margin. They get sick less often too.
And it makes life more fun.
If there were a happiness pill, it would be a longevity pill.
Back to my friend. I love him and hope he turns his attitude around. He’s a great guy who deserves to see his great grandchildren get born and grow up. But I discovered long ago that people are either receptive to the radical life extension message or they’re not.
It’s a waste of time and energy trying to convince people one-on-one about anything.”
You may have heard people say “we create our own reality” Our beliefs about ourselves and what we are capable of doing and being are a self fulfilling prophecy.
Put simply, if you think you can, you can!
If you think you can’t you can’t.
So would you like to learn how to create a mindset for successful aging?I hope you said Yes (even mentally).
I have published a comprehensive article to share a proven model with you that will, if you decide to follow it, give you the best possible chance of succeeding in creating your personal ideal retirement. Its called Growth Mindset for successful aging