I’m sure many people in their teens and early twenties have been excited about what they’re going to do in their lives and start doing those things, such as a sports, extreme sports, try a new hobby, travel or invest in further studies or even a business they are passionate about.
As people age try asking someone what plans they have for the future or when they’re going to do something they promised themselves on their ‘bucket list’ and I bet you’ll usually get ‘I don’t have time, the money, it’s not the right time, I need to get fit first, my cat’s not well’, some other excuse or maybe just a mumbled answer.
Which means they won’t be doing anything. How exciting is that?
What happened to the goals and dreams you once had? Ok, I know not everyone wants to be Richard Branson or start a homeless centre for stray animals but what about learn a new language? learn to salsa, try yoga or take up a healthy sport or do something that will help you improve yourself and interact more with your children or grandchildren?
So many people seem to want life to happen to them or even worse don’t even bother looking to have fun and just accept groundhog day is your life now; getting up, doing the same routine, up at 6 shower, train, go to work, work all day, commute home, dinner sit in front of the tv bed.
Rinse, repeat,, rinse repeat until the weekend, then sitting in front of the tv 'chillin'.
It seems so many people spend their lives being unhappy then get to the age of 45 and accept it!
That’s not living – that’s being a zombie!
This I believe comes down to being conditioned to think that at certain ages certain things and conditions are expected eg we can go crazy, drinking and having parties all the time at college then we have to get serious when we start work.
At 30 we start thinking we’re getting old – at 40 we’re got middle aged spread and past it – at 50 we’re fat, too old to do any sports or play football with the kids and sports and accept illness is a part of life, at 65 retire and sit in the armchair with our slippers (yes I know they have upped the retirement age but I was just showing my old conditioning).
What happened to our minds? We accept that these things will happen and that we cannot be different and get different results, be healthy, not overweight, play sports with the kids or grandkids even, go do different things., such as parachute jump at 60, learn a new language, join a sports club or other club to meet other like-minded people. Anything.
If you think you have a reason why you can’t do some of the things YOU once did and get more out of life for whatever reason then I challenge you to check out others who are in a less able position than you are but manage to achieve so much.
There are plenty of them, and one of them is Nick Vujicic. You just have to take the time to look and I'm sure you'll be amazed at what you find.
Take a look at your life and ask yourself ‘am I really living……. or am I dead yet?’ and see what answer you come up with.
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