A big problem that individuals face as they reach middle age is accepting the decline of their fluid intelligence. Some stubborn individuals hold on for dear life and find themselves going through what we’ve termed the mid-life crisis. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Crystallized intelligence is on the upswing during this time in our life. If we take time to recognize and accept the decline of fluid and the rise of crystallized intelligence, we can transition to something that will harness this power.
Just because we’re over the hill doesn’t mean we have to continue on down the hill. There is a path that we just need to find that goes up another hill. We just need to find this next hill.
-This content inspired by Arthur Brooks’s book, “From Great to Great.”