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How To Start Over Fast & Take Control of Your Life at 40+ Even in Hard Times

August 23, 202319 min read

“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


Rebooting life at 40+ can be very frustrating, but is also full of opportunities for growth and reinvention. It's no secret that this phase brings its own challenges, especially when faced with adversity.

That's why in this article you'll find your roadmap to not only regain control, but also soar to new heights, even when the going gets tough.

I will take you on a transformative journey from shifting mindsets to mastering the art of manifestation and implementing practical steps.

So prepare yourself with the secret keys to a fast new start at 40+ and take control of your life, especially in the midst of the tough times we find ourselves in today.

How to Start Over Again At 40+ To Take Control Of Your Life Even In Hard Times

Here is a bullet-proof pathway to Take Control of Your Life at 40+

1. Prepare Yourself With Necessary Mindset Shifts

Unlocking Your True Power With A Growth Mindset

In the tumultuous landscape of life, embracing change is often easier said than done, especially when you find yourself at the crossroads of starting over in your 40s or beyond. It's during these times that the resilience of your mindset truly shines.

It's the mindset that makes the difference in these very times. That's why it's important to focus on your growth, not on the problems. This unleashes a powerful force within you that sees challenges as opportunities and adversity as a springboard for change. This mindset is not limited to a certain age; it is a tool you can use no matter what stage you are in.

Realize that a crisis can be a catalyst that can steer you in a new and more fulfilling direction in life. As you reinvent yourself to live your life more authentically, the terrain can also be rocky at times. Yet it's worth every effort.

By devoting your energy to keeping an open mind and welcoming the opportunities for growth at this crucial time in your life, you can set the stage for incredible change and take control of your destiny.

Change Your View: Overcome Challenges Through Three Specific Mindset Changes

To fully embrace change, it's essential to recognize the specific mindset shifts that pave the way for transformation.

  • Unwavering Commitment: This unwavering commitment to your goal of creating a new and more authentic life is the first step. It includes an unwavering determination to stay the course, even in the face of setbacks, and forms the foundation for lasting change.

  • Willingness To Expand Your Comfort Zone: Stepping out of your comfort zone always involves a bit of discomfort. Therefore, discomfort serves as a telltale sign that you're expanding your boundaries, and it's precisely within this expansion that growth flourishes.

  • Reframe Challenges: By reframing challenges, you can see them as opportunities to grow, rather than something that holds you back. What if growth is the ultimate goal of human life? In this way, every obstacle serves you; it becomes a stepping stone towards your greater self.

Stories Of Transformation: Lessons Of Real-Life Examples Of Successful People

You are not alone in this task. There are countless stories of people who have successfully implemented these mindset changes and achieved amazing transformations even when life threw a wrench in their plans.

Serena Williams, widely hailed as the greatest female tennis player in history, has ascended to her legendary status through a path strewn with not just ordinary hurdles but extraordinary trials. Her journey isn't solely defined by victories; it's a testament to resilience in the face of formidable adversity.

Her story stands out not only for her athletic prowess, but for her remarkable ability to navigate through life-threatening health issues to triumphing over mental blocks after motherhood, Williams has proven that her determination transcends the confines of the court. Her legacy is an inspiring reminder that greatness is forged through the crucible of challenges.

If you look at the life stories of very successful people, it is often the very solutions they found to their personal problems that later formed the basis for their success.

So the first question for you might be:

"How might what I am experiencing serve me?"

In this way you have the chance to recognize where you are too stuck to discover new ways and possibilities.

In stories like this, it becomes clear that the power of a manifestation mindset goes far beyond positive thinking. It's about rewiring your perspective, committing to growth, and taking bold steps toward change.

If you're looking for a fresh start in your 40s and beyond, remember that your mindset is just the starting point that will get you through the uncharted waters of reinvention.

2. Manifestation Strategies for Rapid Change

Consciusly Designing Your Reality At 40+ With Manifestation Techniques

Take a Brief Inventory of Your Life: Become aware of your living situation, your family, your friends, hobbies, and your body. Stand in front of the mirror and observe your facial expression. Then, ask yourself, "Does all of this truly align with who I am?"

Maybe sometimes the thought is in your mind that some things could be "coincidence." But nothing could be further from reality!

Every aspect of your life is a reflection of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made in the past.

So, if you find yourself at the crossroads of a new beginning now at 40+, don't think of manifestation as an abstract concept, but use it as a conscious and intentional tool that empowers you to shape your reality.


It is not possible for you not to manifest.

With every conscious and unconscious thought, you create your reality. Up until now, much of this may have been occurring on a subconscious level.

If you're not entirely content with any aspect of your current situation, this is the perfect moment to begin conscious manifestation.

A Step-by-Step Guide To Conscious Manifestation

Now that you grasp the fundamentals of manifestation, let's delve into the three essential keys of manifestation, which collectively constitute the manifestation formula:

Focus * Strategy * Energy (over time) = Your Reality

I will break down how you can effectively use each of these keys to ensure that your attempt to start over quickly and regain control of your life becomes a success story:

1. Focus:

  • Find What's Really Important To You: By discovering your core values and crafting a life vision based on them, you set in motion an unstoppable process of reinvention. Your core values and life vision will propel you forward, regardless of the challenges you encounter.

  • Set Clear Intentions: The next step is to clearly define what you want to manifest and leave no room for ambiguity. Define your goal smart: Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

  • Create Powerful Affirmations: Formulate powerful sentences and repeat them over and over again with positive emotion for a long period of time. This will burn your goals into your subconscious mind and use its 24/7 activity to your advantage.

  • Visualize Your Outcome: Make a vivid attractive picture of your goal as if it were already a reality. Connect this emotionally charged goal with your affirmation..

  • Stay Aligned: Whenever you begin to doubt, keep directing your thoughts to your goal, strengthening your focus.

    Effort indicates to you that you are not yet completely convinced internally that you will achieve your goal. Therefore, keep doing affirmations and visualizations until it feels easy and your focus is laser sharp.

Take back control of your life at 40+ with the Law of Attraction needs laser sharp focus

2. Strategies:

  • Find A Proven Successful Strategy: For practically everything you have set as a goal, there is someone who has already done it successfully. Find the proven strategies that will lead you to your goal. With the help of the Internet, you will usually find them in no time.

  • Break It Down: Break your goal into smaller, manageable steps to create a clear path using the strategy that has been proven to lead to success when you apply its core elements.

  • Create an Action Plan: Outline the specific actions you need to take at each stage of your journey. Determine the time frame within which you will execute these steps and commit to sticking to this plan.

  • Stay Adaptable: It is very likely that obstacles will appear along the way to your success. Stay clear and unwavering in your goal and at the same time open for in terms of how you will reach your goal.

3. Energy:

  • Infuse Positivity: There are numerous ways to gradually raise your energy levels. Engaging in regular physical exercise, maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet, getting sufficient sleep, and surround yourself with positive and supportive individuals are all proven methods.

    You may also spend more time in nature, and cultivate a mindset of gratitude by focusing on the positive aspects of your life.

  • Stay Persistent: Increasing your energy level in the ways mentioned is not something that happens quickly. The pull of "normal" life such as digital overload, stress and workload, and negative news and media often impede progress in the opposite direction. This pursuit becomes a constant struggle on the edge of life as efforts to increase energy collide with daily distractions.

  • Practice Gratitude: To stay on track, cultivate gratitude for the progress you've made and the steps you've taken, and take the time to celebrate each positive step you've taken.

A Real Story Of Transformation Through Manifestation

While you might suffer because you have to start over again, rememer that you are in very good company. Even the most well-known and successful people have had severe setbacks, and their life-path was not always plastered with roses.

Remind of Henry Ford, an automotive trailblazer, who faced bankruptcy twice before his ascent to industry prominence. His early endeavors, the Detroit Automobile Company and the Henry Ford Company, both met financial collapse. The first venture's downfall was attributed to influential backers, while the second, driven by Ford's perfectionism, suffered from limited production.

Despite these setbacks, Ford's determination didn't waver. He founded the Ford Motor Company, mastering lessons from past failures. Innovation and mass production heralded the birth of the iconic Ford Model T, transforming transportation and securing Ford's legacy as an inspirational figure in overcoming adversity.

“Never, ever, give up!” - Donald J. Trump

Take inspiration from individuals like Henry Ford. I understand that by the time you're 40, you aim to have your ducks in a row. However, there's still ample time – enough time to achieve even greater success pursuing your true calling than you've ever experienced before.

Start over fast in hard times at 40+ with the Law of attraction and manifesting your desired outcome

Practical Steps to Reshape Your Life

Creating your new life is a journey that begins with the right mindset. 98% of the work can or should be done in your mind. This makes the next step, changing your reality, many times easier.

When it comes to the concrete manifestation of your new life you need the right strategies that lead to practical action.

Often, a rupture in one area of your life leads to the need to change more than to mend that rupture. It may be necessary to rethink and restructure other areas of your life so that the new thing that takes the old place is not just a bad copy. Take the fact that the old no longer works as a signal that the whole system needs to be reconfigured, just as the Bible already says:

“Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish..." - Matthew, 9:17

Especially in times of crisis, it can be a matter of rearranging all the pieces of the puzzle in your life so that the new, more authentic aspect of your life is not squeezed into a mold that is doomed to failure.

Embrace the opportunity you have now to think bigger, freer and more unconventionally than you have dared before!

A) Career: Crafting Your Professional Evolution

  • Assess Your Passions: Remember your core values and life vision to find out what really excites you and what has deep meaning for you in the realm of business. You should take your time for this step, and a week later check again if what you have defined really corresponds to you. Remember: your core values are your compass in life.

    Design your vision for your professional life from your values - it may be so big that you will never reach it. It is the fuel that motivates you whenever the going gets tough.

  • Set Milestones: Define clear SMART goals and milestones for your career, both short and long term. Check that your goals are aligned with your values - that is, relevant to you and your life vision..

  • Enhance Your Skills: Development is not only the goal of life, but also a necessity in our fast-paced times if you want to be successful. Therefore, invest in continuous learning and the development of new skills to stay ahead in this world.

B) Relationships: Cultivating Meaningful Connections

  • Quality Over Quantity: Value good and genuine relationships that promote your well-being and personal growth. "Friends" on social media platforms are not real friends, but contacts. Put your priority on real encounters where all aspects of human encounter are possible.

  • Open Communication: Have honest conversations with your friends loved ones to promote mutual understanding. If disagreements arise, address them in a gentle but direct way, e.g. with the help of "Nonviolent Communication" according to Marshal Rosenberg. In this way, you shape your relationship space more and more into a safe and supportive area of life.

  • Boundaries: Be very mindful of when people cross your boundaries. Demand respect for your boundaries with appropriate words to establish a protected space for yourself and protect yourself from energy vampires.

C) Health: Nurturing Your Well-Being On All Levels

  • Body Nutrition: Find out about different nutritional paths, and test out what seems helpful to you. Then, using your intuition and being mindful of your body's reactions, choose which foods you will eat in the future.

    Get into the habit of doing a regular amount of exercise, ideally in the fresh air in nature.

  • Mind Nutrition: Nourish your mind with positivity, knowledge and inspiration. Consciously choose which movies you watch, which radio station you listen to, which online platforms and groups you are present on. Just as our bodies benefit from a balanced diet, our minds thrive when fed with encouraging ideas, enriching experiences and a healthy dose of self-care.

  • Soul Nutrition: Schedule short breaks for meditation, silence or simple breathing excercises into your daily routine. This not only reduces your stress levels, but actually increases productivity, as studies show.

D) Personal Growth: Embracing Lifelong Learning

  • Curiosity-Driven Learning: Learning new things is a lifelong process and doesn't end when you leave school or complete your vocational training. Engage with new hobbies, subjects and skills, and find out if this helps you discover new, unexpected sides to yourself.

  • Journaling: Keep a journal. Allow yourself a few minutes each evening and put the highlights of your day on paper. This way you can celebrate the many small victories, and learn from your mistakes.

    Also, every night write down 5 things you are grateful for before you go to sleep, and feel the gratitude for them. This can also be the same 5 things every day. Studies show that people who practice this simple exercise earn 20% more after just 3 months, and on average double their income after 12 months.

  • Mindfulness Practice: Always be aware that you are not a human being, but a very powerful spiritual being in a human body.

    Find a (guided) form of meditation through which you become aware of this, and practice it daily.

    By doing this, become aware that you do not have to reinvent anything - your task is merely to express more and more of your tremendous potential in this physical reality.

Incremental Progress: The Power of Small Wins

Patience plays an important role in the journey of change you are on.

Remember, people always overestimate what they can achieve in a short time. However, they also underestimate what they are capable of achieving in a longer period of time.

Therefore, always remain aware that many small steps will lead to significant changes in your life. Every action you take, no matter how insignificant it seems, contributes to the larger mosaic of your new, more successful and authentic life.

If you spend just 18 minutes a day, or 100 hours in the entire year, on one new skill over a one-year period, you will be ahead of 95% of everyone in terms of that skill.

Illustrating the Practical Steps: A Hypothetical Example

Consider this hypothetical example (based on true events): Margit always worked in her husband's business. When this lost more and more sales, she had to reorient herself.

She started to work on her values, her life vision and mindset. She found a strategy to make money with an online course whose content matched her values. After a few months, Margit is unrecognizable.

She has picked up the habits of an entrepreneur, earns significantly more than in her previous job, and finds much more joy and fulfillment in her work.

The reserved person in the background that she once was has become someone who communicates with great enthusiasm with her clients in live online sessions and motivates them to work on themselves and their goals.

Harnessing the Power of Practical Steps

It all starts in your mind! First you gain clarity about your mission, then you find out what goals fit you and create the reality in your mind that you aspire to with the help of appropriate tools.

The next step is crucial: you turn this mental reality into reality itself using the two aspects which are under your control—strategies and energy. They pave the way to your envisioned goal.

Be aware that it is small steps in the beginning that prepare the way for a larger journey. Remember that it is your choices that result in actionable steps and the steadfast energy you invest. This will eventually lead you to design your life according to your true potential.

Conclusion: Step Onto Your Path to Reinvention

As you conclude your journey to master your life, it is important to recap the essential pillars upon which any successful transformation stands.

You have explored the fundamental mindset shifts, strategic manifestation skills, and practical steps that lead to success. And you've realized that it will take your unwavering commitment and total dedication to create the reality you want in the shortest amount of time.

In the face of uncertainty and challenges, know that you can take control of your life. This is true at any stage of life, and so of course at 40+!

We're not talking about hypothetical possibilities here, but about achieving very concrete success and results.

You've come to realize that you are the sculptor of your reality, and this requires becoming aware of and seizing new opportunities with clarity and power. Acknowledge that growth invariably entails change and that life must always be reinvented and reshaped. Now is the moment to recognize your creative power and channel it purposefully."

Be aware that life is not a sprint. In some live events you will be motivated to do great things, only to fall into a deep hole a few days later.

Change always requires intrinsic motivation. This is the only kind of motivation worthy of the name, because it's the only way you'll be able to persevere, even when you face adversity along the way.

It is not a matter of reinventing any tools. The steps you need to take to make your life succeed have always been the same.

Allow your courage to flourish in this new chapter and your energy to soar. With the power of attitude, manifestation and practical action in your arsenal, you have the tools to shape your destiny.

The path ahead may be uncharted, but remember that you are not alone - you have a world of possibilities at your fingertips. Embrace the unknown with enthusiasm, and let the journey of self-mastery become the most compelling adventure you've ever embarked on.

This way, you have the confidence to rewrite the story of your life. If you persist unwaveringly, you will discover that your potential extends far beyond what you currently deem possible. Your journey of reinvention starts now - and as more and more people step into their true and magnificent roles in life, the puzzle of life will transform into a unique masterpiece.

Your 'Start Over At 40+' Checklist:

Here is a quick checklist to get you started over at 40+ fast. Remember imperfect action beats inaction, get started and keep going.

  • I embrace the three specific mindset shifts.

  • I accept that I am always manifesting - even if I am not aware of it.

  • I have internalized the three aspects of the manifestation formula.

  • I have created the very focus for my life.

  • I have found a proven successful strategy to reach my goal.

  • I have taken steps to increase my energy levels.

  • I realized and accepted that one big change can have an impact on my whole life.

  • I have set crystal clear career goals and work on them.

  • I work on improving my relationships.

  • I work on all levels of my health.

  • I take the necessary steps to make personal growth a habit.

  • I will be working on an important new skill for a year.

  • I decided to invest in my personal development.

How To Get More Information

You have certainly already realized that the three core elements of the manifestation formula, which serve to enable you to quickly reinvent your life, have very different qualities. I show the manifestation formula here again:

Focus * Strategy * Energy (over time) = Your Reality

You can easily align your focus on something new at any moment in your life. And of course you will have to do this over and over again as life's distractions are so numerous.

You can find the strategy you're using quickly, you can find other proven strategies, and you can always take the next step.

But with the energy that you can use, things are quite different! Many aspects of life demand your attention and therefore your energy, and so there is often only a miserable remainder that you can focus on your new goals.

All efforts to change this result in long-term, disciplined action. And yet there is a quick way out.

Speed up you restart in life at 40+ in hard times by uplifting your energy level for fast and more success

If you want to get to know this secret step and thus raise your power of manifestation to a whole new level, then request your free eBook 'Energy Explosion - How To Take Control Of Your Life With This #1 Method In No Time' by submitting your data below.

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stephan petrowitsch is the director of the two award-winning documentaries 'Miracle of life-force' and 'SelfHealed'. He is a recognized speaker, author, coach and well-known from TV.

stephan petrowitsch

stephan petrowitsch is the director of the two award-winning documentaries 'Miracle of life-force' and 'SelfHealed'. He is a recognized speaker, author, coach and well-known from TV.

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