I remember, as if it were yesterday, the day I walked out of my nightly sport sociology class on Bowling Green State University campus, and I noticed this flyer of a man standing on top of a mountain with arms wide open and “What would you do if you could anything?”
My mind jolted with ideas. I’d climb Mt Kilimanjaro, I’d scuba dive with great white sharks, and heck why not go to Tibet and chat it up with the Dali Lama? October 2007, five years ago, was the idea to study yoga in India. I pursued that dream, that ‘thing’ that was different, and applied for the Stuart R Givens Fellowship. Now I am a person that believes in lifelong education, change and personal growth. Luckily, with hard work and passion I received the Stuart R Givens Fellowship to study yoga and backpack around India. This dream became reality, and now what is a memory changed my life to help people everyday with their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
I met a new yoga class attendee. His name will remain nameless for privacy. His homeland is from another country, but I met him on day 3 of his “100 day journey of trying something new.”
How amazing, clever and bold I thought of this. He works daily and manages to find time to try something new, and the time to think about what to do NEW for the next day and so forth. After a short chat, his response, “Your never too old to try anything.”
I very much value that mindset, and it keeps the mind and body fresh, revitalized and youthful. So ask yourself, “What would you do if you could anything?” and “What could you do new today that will provide you a lesson for tomorrow, or maybe a lifetime.” Just remember, its never too late, and take those 80 year olds who complete a bachelor degrees as an inspiration…Or if you need inspiration, maybe just a beautiful photo of a man standing on top of mountain may do the trick