Taking risks, from time to time, ought to be an integral part of our lives, especially during middle age, and even more so, if we haven't done it before. We can't allow ourselves not to live our purpose, not to have the kind of relationships, businesses, or careers that fully resonate with who we are. We need to be able to hear a loud "YES" when we think about our lives, otherwise, this may mean that something needs to change.

Unfortunately, more often than not, in order to get that resonating "YES", we have to take some risks, and in some cases, big ones. It is time to pay attention to our deepest needs, and to question our choices in life.

For example, rate your reaction when you read the following statements:

  •  My current job, business, volunteer work, (etc.,) is the best place for me to express my talents and gifts.

  •  It is contributing to my well-being and the well being of others.

Rate your answers from 0 to 10. Zero meaning you completely disagree, 10 meaning you completely agree.

If your number is below 7, I would like to invite you to consider what changes you may need to make. As Wayne Dyer said: "Don't die with your music still inside.".

Please watch this truly inspirational video from Steve Harvey.

Note: Steve uses the word God in a few occasions, and I know this can be an uncomfortable word for some people. If this is your case, please fill in with "The Universe", "Universal Intelligence", "Higher Power" or any other word that suits you. There is an important message here. Please set the word "God" aside, if it happens to be an issue for you and enjoy the rest of the message.

Steve Harvey Video