I love this quote attributed to Mark Twain. “They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it.”
I recently viewed a video on YouTube of B.K.S. Iyengar from the 1970s:
He must have been around 60 years old.
It makes me realize that we really don’t know what our limits are. Yes, we will get older and “things” will come up, but do you resign yourself to the fact that you won’t or can’t do certain things as you age? I never would have guessed I’d start yoga at age 34 and end up teaching it. I’d never guessed that I’d be in the best shape in my life at 46, both physically and mentally.
Why set limits? It’s better to just to prepare yourself to work as hard as you can for as long as you can in order to be the best you that you can be instead of deciding that you can’t or that it’s too late.
Arthur C. Clarke, one of my favorite authors, once said, “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” Are you ready?