There is a reality in everyone’s life. That reality is: we are all getting older and, one day, will be gone from this planet. Sorry, it’s the truth. The sooner we realise and accept the fact that we will one day die, the sooner we will start to live the life we have. There are far too many people who just think they will live forever and continually put things off because they believe there will be another time. There are also people who believe ageing is a bad thing, and do everything they can to disguise, cover up and lie about their age, as it grows.
I’m no different, I even joke that I am 50 plus GST at the moment. For those of you who don’t know what GST is, it’s an Australian tax applied to goods and services, and, it’s 10%. So, 50 plus GST is 55, and yes, it’s a funny way to make me sound younger than I really am. I am not misguided, I have acknowledged that I will die one day, and I am certainly not one to put things off. In fact, if anything I’m the opposite; an illogically spontaneous action taker. However, getting older has been a thing I wanted to avoid and consequently, I have done, and do, many things to keep me looking, feeling and even pretending that I am younger.
Well, it’s starting to change for me, after all this time. There comes a time when we just have to accept the fact that we are getting older. So, how about we stop worrying about it and stope fighting it? I was talking to a great friend of mine on his very successful podcast, and both of us are in our mid-fifties. We were talking about our age, and, without any prior planning, I said, “I’m not getting older, I’m getting better!” Yes, it surprised even me! As I attempted to justify that statement, I found the words just flowing from my mouth.
In my twenties and even thirties, I thought anyone in their fifties was just one foot out of the grave! Believe it or not, in my fifties, I love my age right now. I truly believe I am getting better each and every day. When you let go of how old you are, and what other people think, you can focus, each day, on the things that really matter. For me, each day I get better at dealing with circumstances. Every day, I believe more in myself. Each day I learn more and evolve more to help me achieve my purpose on this planet. Every day I feel like I am getting closer and closer to become the man I am meant to be. I love each and every moment and each and every situation of each and every day, because I know it’s leading me to where I need and want to be in my life. I can see the good in everything.
I just got a speeding fine in the mail, and, believe it or not, I am grateful. Grateful I am alive, grateful I am able to pay it and grateful that there is a police force upholding the law. Mostly I am grateful that with each day that goes past, I am not getting older, I am getting better.