I am an old bird and I have lived a good life so far. I say so far because, although there is not enough time for me to achieve all the things I want to, I can still get out there and do some whilst healthy. I am not afraid to try anything new if I am capable.
Often fear holds people back, putting things off holds people back, lack of self-confidence holds people back and prevarication holds people back.
I say, whatever it is that holds you back FORGET IT and DO IT NOW while you have health, strength and an interest in doing something more.
When I was younger people would tell me to do as much as possible while I was young and some I did but others I avoided through lack of self-confidence, fear or “to fit in”. Now many of the things I had thought I may one day do are no longer within my fitness levels.
Of course, I have only myself to blame for not listening actively and understanding better what I would be capable of later in life.
In this respect I say to all younger people – however young you be – get on with it and DO IT NOW so that you cannot look back and say “I wish……….!, “I would have……if…….!””
With age comes an understanding that although you may think that confidence will grow and fears disappear as you age, I can tell you that the only way to overcome anything is to do as much as you possibly can in your life. Even when you feel fear – DO IT ANYWAY
Growing older does not result in less fear or more self-confidence – DOING things is how to get to a place of confidence (often apparent confidence!) as you learn to accept things as they are and live in the NOW.
Many people do not live in the NOW and therefore time can slide past just thinking, planning and without real action. Then afterwards people often will regret and bemoan the past.
So get out there – feel the fear and do it anyway and enjoy the health you have. Whereas inaction can make you slow down and stagnate, I have found that action can make you stronger, fitter, younger and healthier.
GO DO IT – while you are young – in health, even if not in age!