I love a good challenge. I love the thrill of chasing something down, making progress little by little as I move towards that finish line. Once the challenge is complete, it’s onto the next one. A new mountain to scale. This way of living is part of what keeps me feeling vibrant and energized in my 60s: new and interesting challenges as often as possible.
For many, however, this is not their mindset. I have encountered so many people, especially in midlife and beyond, who don’t look at life through this lens. It seems like, when they get to be a certain age, people tend to commit to a life of minimal struggle. No new challenges. The path of least resistance is the right one. The comfort zone mentality sets in.