I had a conversation recently about “seven-year business cycles”, and while macroeconomics is not my jam :o) it got me thinking about whether or not every seven years in one’s personal life could be looked at similarly.

It is an interesting scenario to contemplate. Although everyone’s life cycles are different, more often than not, we share many similar experiences.

Think about your life events in terms of seven-year blocks; it is a curious way to break down a lifetime:

  • 0-7
  • 7-14
  • 14-21
  • 21-28
  • 28-35
  • 35-42
  • 42-49
  • 49-56

Yes, I did just let the world know my age. I’m 56 and I don’t care who knows it! :o) (Said with “Elf-like” enthusiasm: “I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!”)

As I looked at my “seven-year cycles”, I realized I am starting a new seven-year chapter! How exciting!

I’ve never been one to look back and I wish I had “done [insert life event] differently” or wish I “was [insert age] again” because each event over the course of my eight “seven-year cycles” has contributed to the person I am today.

As Thomas S. Monson so eloquently said:

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.

I’ll report back in 2030 with an update after living my next seven-year cycle! :o)