Every day, somewhere, at some time, I hear someone make a remark about being old or getting old.
The thing is, we all know we can’t turn back the clock, ok we get that, but there’s
no reason we have to have this ‘I’m Too Old’ or ‘I’m Not As Young As I Used To be’
or ‘It’s All Down Hill From Here’ attitude.
Come on guys we don’t have to take any notice of the number on our birthday card, it’s just a number nothing more, the rest of it is just our mind set.
If you do think the number on your birthday card has more meaning than ‘just a
number’ maybe it does, maybe it’s reminding you that you are now such and such age
and the number is subconsiously asking you ‘so, how much fun have you had in your
life so far?
If your answer is not much! well then maybe it’s letting you know the clock is
ticking brother and maybe it’s time for you to decide if you want to start having
some ‘fun’ from this day on?
Can you imagine telling someone like Tina Turner or Mick Jagger they should be
slowing things down at their age, ‘come on Mick/Tina you should take it easy,
you’re not young anymore!.
No, no, no, obviously these guys don’t believe in all that getting too old stuff,
they’re too busy living the dream, following their passion and enjoying their
lives, doin’ what they love.
I reckon they’d both stare at you with a bewildered look on their faces and be
wondering what on earth you’re talking about.
Tina Turner did her ‘last’ performance in 2009 when she was 71, and Jagger is still
strutting the floor boards and will almost certainly be going on tour with the
Stones in 2013 when he’ll turn 69.
So, here’s my question, do you want to miserably retire to your rocking chair and
blame the world because you’re getting ‘old’ or do you want to squeeze every last
ounce of fun out of your life and live it to the max, for as long as possible?