For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an early riser. Up with the chickens as they say down here in the south. I’m up and getting ready to go workout at 4:30am every morning during the week. That’s my “me” time. The no excuses time that works out best for my life.
As I was running out the door of the gym this morning another lady looked over her shoulder and said “I am 48 and you’ll pass me in a minute”. I jogged up beside her and I said “you are never to old to reach for amazing” besides I’ve got you beat by a year.
I gently reminded her instead of comparing ourselves to the ladies in the class who are 20-25 years younger we needed to remember to focus on how we stack up against our peers and more so than our peers, compare ourselves to who we were yesterday. Better today than yesterday.
On the next lap which was in between dead-lifts/push-ups and air squats/sit-ups we continued our conversation about wisdom, discipline and consistency being the keys to staying at least within sight range of the younger crowd. As we finished up the last run she looked over at me and said “now what was that you said earlier?”. I said the amazing quote again. I suspect she’ll be holding on to that one just like I have.
Wisdom comes with age. And to this day I still greatly appreciate my friend you said “you are never too old to reach for amazing” to me.