I bet I’m the oldest member of your community!”
“Am I too old for this? I don’t get all the references.”
We get these sorts of emails a few times a week.
If you’ve ever pulled a Danny Glover and said “I’m getting too old for this sh**,” you’re not alone. But did you know we have kick ass members of the Rebellion that are in their 70s, 80s, and 90s?
Did you know you’re never too old to start? Yup.
When 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi was asked how long he thought he could continue competing at an elite level, now being over the age of 40, he responded: “If no one ever told you when you were born, how would you know how old you are?”
Tamae Watanabe of Japan summited Mount Everest at the age of 73, 10 years after setting the previous record at 63! I met many Rebels over the age of 70, including Gay from New Mexico who is 73, has nine grandchildren, and lost 90 pounds on her journey!
Believe it or not, we get emails from 30-year-olds explaining why they are too old – how it’s too late for them to get in shape, learn a skill, travel the world, etc.
The problem is – whether you are 30 or 80 – if you believe you are too old you ARE too old. This belief that you are too set in your ways to change becomes paralyzing.
Those who subscribe to the belief that they are “too old” see the …