Back in 2017, I wrote about flying in my 40s (see here). The record appeared a few weeks after my 40th birthday. The essence of the post was quite simple. In short, I was not going to slow down because I was 40. Naturally, however, it was easy to make this statement only in a few weeks in my new age group. So, here is a continuation that will come two years after the initial post. Now I have some legal experience in my 40 years, so I am more qualified to speak on this topic.
Summing up the training in 2018
To begin with, I am happy to say that I have fulfilled my oath. I didn't slow down a bit. Honestly, I cannot say that today I feel differently than five, ten or fifteen years ago. I do not sit and analyze what could or could not change. Instead, I just keep waking up every day and moving. This is my only secret.
I have already said, and I will say it again, the sequence remains my greatest weapon. Or, as the old saying goes, First we make our habits, and then our habits make usI testify to these words. There is nothing unusual or flashy about how I train, but it will be difficult for you to find someone more consistent.
A day rarely passes without my training or any movement. And this is the type of sequence that allowed me to feel just like I did many years ago. I always felt that when you constantly do something, you never notice a big difference from day to day, even if weeks and months pass. Conversely, perhaps the fastest way to notice your age is to take a long break in actions, and then be forced to start over.
When you keep moving forward every day, you don't have time to think about whether you regressed. Your attention is positive, not negative. The only proof of my age is what is indicated in my driving license. I do not remember the day when my mother gave birth. And no matter how crazy it sounds, I live with this mentality. I do not wake up every day worrying about age. I'm too busy to notice.
In fact, the only time I mention age is when I write on this blog hoping to inspire someone who reads. And although this may seem insignificant, I never understood those who constantly remind us that they are aging. Yes, technically we all age with every passing second, but if we talk about this, then it only speeds up the process. Your age does not matter to enjoy the moment.
Training without ego
Another important part of the problem of aging is to put your ego aside. When I train, I don’t worry about doing better or worse than anyone else. I am also not concerned about the constant destruction of personal records. Instead, I will gladly turn on lighter days when necessary. I really came to enjoy this kind of work.
In many ways, this mentality is new to me. When I was younger, my competitiveness often prevailed. No matter what I do, it has never been enough. I always wanted more. I was eager to strike through the target. Now that I am older and wiser, I value more that I can move freely without pain, injuries or illnesses. This does not mean that I am still not pushing myself. I just focused more on the process than on the resultI am happy to do my job, and I will not lose sleep if the keyboard warrior does not approve it.
Thus, I, of course, do not consider myself an expert on aging, as I still consider myself young. All I can do is share my own experience, which in my eyes is not something special. There is nothing glorious in waking up and hanging out every day. This is a lifestyle. It so happened that such a lifestyle helped me keep my body and mind strong and sharp over the years.
Use it or lose it.
“How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?” – Patege Knapsack