“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra
What did you learn from watching Germany’s Guido Mueller, age 70, break that world record?
I learned age is a state of mind. And the longer you wait to believe this, the harder it must be to do something about it.
I also learned it’s better late than never – otherwise, my wife and I wouldn’t be parents.
What are you waiting for? For the people around you, will you be an example, or a warning? Carpe diem.
Who’s watching me?
Everyone probably. It’s the same for all of us, I think.
People like to watch other people. Of course, there are exceptions to just about everything. But generally speaking, this is a great truth.
So the question then, to me, is “So What”?
Well, the answer for me anyway, is that I use that fact to be careful.
Simple example. Our son is eight. I can not teach him patience with impatience. Being around a young child has a tendency to test an adult’s patience.
By being aware of this fact, I can anticipate losing my patience before it happens and actually develop habits to remain calm, even when “my buttons are being pushed”.
This can help anyone, anywhere. How cool is that?
Funny thing. I’ve even applied this to running and use it to stay motivated and focused. It’s what has taken me from an amateur runner to a world-class runner.
While this was never my goal, it’s where the path has led.
Yogi Berra, a former famous baseball player who has funny sayings, once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it“. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂