Do you have to give your youth away just because you aged another day? Do you?
And is youth something that only belongs to twenty year olds? I mean do you have to be barely legal in order to be young? I’m just curious about how you plan to live this life.
You might not know when the end is going to be — I mean the exact moment — but it doesn’t have to stop you from making the most of today.
It’s true, you have to age. It happens from the moment you arrive, but how you do it is your choice.
Check out the latest Hot Prayers Confession above for a little birthday love and inspiration. These short motivational videos are designed to keep you going, so dig in and start overcoming fear of aging and any of the little things nagging at your big dreams.
The biggest birthday fears come from:
- what other people are saying about you and your age and
- how your body feels.
But if you can get your mind right, then you can upgrade your health and your life.
For me it boils down to a simple decision. Either fear’s going to run me or I’m overcoming fear and I’m choosing to run this life. And age is no different in my book.
You can age like duds or diamonds.
Now, the duds — the fake stuff — are only relevant as long as other people say so. Once they’re recognized as counterfeit, then they loose their perceived value.
But true talent, like true beauty, is everlasting. And to age like diamonds is to have an everlasting quality of youth embedded in your personality.
In fact, some of the most epic diamonds, including the Blue Hope and the Regent are at least 300 years old. And their value increases with time.
Do I loose beauty just because you can’t see me?
Here’s the deal: the diamond existed long before it was discovered by others. And age doesn’t take away from it’s value — it adds.
Now, let’s say you’re the diamond
- filled with value long before discovery,
- growing in worth with every breath,
- allowing the story of you to become more profound, more epic, more powerful.
You wouldn’t just throw your diamond away because of a little age, now would you? Why not, treat yourself, and your youth, with a little more value and respect.
You better put some respect on your birthday.
I’m just saying, the twenties is youth, fire and passion but it comes with a healthy dose of inexperience, so dive in and learn all you can.
The thirties is youth but with a lot more responsibility — real life and everything that goes with it begins to set in. So decide how important your dream really is and make room for what matters most.
The forties is that sweet spot because it’s youth, fire and passion mixed with 20 years worth of grown up experience — and you can do something amazing with that — unless, you’re flat out too old for it.
As for me, I’m choosing diamonds and leaving the duds on the shelf.
PS – And here’s a little inspiration for the ladies.
Ernestine Shepherd, The Guinness World Record Oldest Female Body Builder, lives by the motto that “age ain’t nothing but a number.” I think she’s 79 in this picture but you can find out more about her on her website ErnestineShepherd.net.
Ellen Ector, Fitness expert and part of the mother, daughter duo behind ECTORcize, The Challenge Volume 1 and Gymnetics Fitness. This diva is in her 60s and says fitness and food — the way she does it — is the fountain of youth. Check her out at GymneticsFitness.com/About.