Sunday, February 23, 2014
One of my favorite actors, Will Smith, appeared on the first episode of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Will Smith discussed growing older with Jimmy. What he said resonated with me, so I transcribed this:
Will Smith (age 45) ~ “With the state of modern medicine, we are probably going to hit ninety. Ninety is like a real thing now, so this is like halftime. When you come out for the third-quarter in any sporting event, this third-quarter is an important quarter. That’s not the time when you start relaxing and you start chillin. You got to go get it in the third quarter.”
I’m past halftime. I’m not slowing down and I’m definitely not going to chill.
I may not go skydiving like Will Smith did this year, but I have some other ideas. I plan to take my yoga practice and strength training to the next level. I would like to hike in the mountains someday. I would like to experience kayaking. Hmmmm….full marathon (still a crazy thought).
Have you reached your halftime? How is the third-quarter? Are you slowing down?
Song lyrics from Mathew Wilder
"Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving
Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving"