You Can Achieve It, No Matter What Your Age

“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” — Luis Bunuel

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I get really frustrated when I hear people talk about what they would have done with their life, if they could go back in time.

If you are talking to me, you are still alive and completely capable of completing most things you want to do, regardless of your age.

Quit telling me what you would have done in school, go apply and get it done.

Quit telling me how bad your relationship is and how it anchors you from success, either put that energy into repairing it or leave it.

Quit telling me you are too old to start fresh on something new; starting a new project is what keeps us young.

I got my life-guarding certification when I was 28 and I was ten years older than the instructor and fifteen years older than most of the students in the class. Was it embarrassing? Nope. Initially, it felt a bit unnerving, but once I started the course, I felt fine and most importantly, I got it done.

My dad learned how to ski in his late fifties. He jumped onto that bunny hill, took no mercy and figured out the ropes.

My mom become a hot yoga enthusiast in her forties and she can still keep up with me, in her fifties.

A dear friend of mine left a long-term relationship in her fifties and is enjoying a new chapter of life, with no regrets.

Life is long and it is meant to be exciting, challenging, difficult and enjoyable.

If you are unhappy in some aspect of your life, quit complaining about it and do something about it.

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