New York Times best-selling author Barbara Sher has transformed the lives of millions with her phenomenally successful books, workshops, and television appearances. Now, in a work that explores and demystifies one of life's most challenging and bewildering passages, she shatters the myth that turns midlife into a crisis and offers a bold new strategy for creating a new life after 40.
Barbara Sher shows you how to rediscover the inspired, enthusiastic adventurer you wanted to be before you became the responsible adult you had to be. According to Sher, it's never too late to start over. In fact, midlife is the perfect time to do so, a time when dreams for the future and experiences of the past finally come together. "The second life", as Sher calls it, can be even better than the first. More important, it would have been impossible to make these crucial realizations until now.
How to make life's built-in "time limit" work for you
Which of your "regrets" can point the way to a more rewarding life
How to identify - and overcome - the illusions that stop you from living your dreams
Dozens of ways to recapture your freedom...without succumbing to "road fever", trophy-mate collecting, or other midlife maladies.
Combining step-by-step strategies with provocative exercises and motivational techniques, this extraordinary book reminds you of the dreams you abandoned along the path to adulthood, providing all the tools you will need to weave those aspirations into a richly textured, meaningful life. Beginning with the empowering notion that everyone has a future, Barbara Sher shows you how to turn each of midlife's challenges into a catalyst for dynamic change. Indeed, no matter what your age, it's only too late - to reclaim your creativity, recapture your long-lost dreams, and embark on an exciting new life - if you don't start right now!
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Best book on finding a purpose in life
Barbara Sher's down to earth style that illustrates a profound wisdom about what it is to live without purpose, and to not fulfill your dreams. I found her insights into the human condition and why we behave the way we do to really resonate with me, and what I am going through. Barbara sees it as it is and provides the reader with not only strategies on how to fulfill his or her dreams but also the knowledge of why they must do it. I will re-read this book time and time again. It has become one of my favourites.
I love Barbara's voice, particularly how it is caring and comforting.
It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now has propelled me into action. There is a section in the book where Barbara says that once you know that you must act you won't be able to go back to who you were before. I have realised this more than anything as I am already making changes, and they are heartfelt and purposeful, not just on a whim changes.
If you are going through a period of life where you feel that you are not living with purpose and feel a deep, pervading unhappiness, this book will be like a light at the end of a very long tunnel. When you reach that light you realise that it is the entrance to the life you should be living, and you will happy to leave the life that you have been living for everyone else.
- Amazon Customer
Inspiring with reasons
I really enjoyed how motivational this book was, with reasons for starting now, specifically that life is short, and if you're over 40 it's even shorter.
It was a great inspiring read with realistic case studies.
Barbara Sher has such a great message about being the essence of yourself.
So many things in this book moved me.
I loved the writer's attitude to ageing. We often feel we somehow need permission. She gives it.
- Amber O'Hara