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Friday’s Final Thoughts

iStock_000016093894SmallThis particular Friday not only brings the likely arrival of what could be a blizzard here in New York City. It also marks the last day of my 38th year on this planet.

So, as I sail into my birthday weekend on an easy-breezy note, I thought I’d share a few smiles courtesy of my top 10 favorite quotes about getting older. These words of wisdom are good reminders for all of us – yes, that includes me! – that age really is just a number.

  1. “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”-Satchel Paige
  2. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”-Mark Twain
  3. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty in every age of life really never grows old.”-Franz Kafka
  4. “Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.”-Miguel de Cervantes
  5. I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.”-Douglas MacArthur
  6. “I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grow older.”-Catherine Drinker Bowen
  7. “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”-Muhammad Ali
  8. “When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older, you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.”-George Santayana
  9. “You are never too old to be what you might have been.”-George Eliot
  10. “A birthday is a good time to begin anew: throwing away the old habits, as you would old clothes, and never putting them on again.”-Bronson Alcott

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend filled with countless who-cares-how-old-your-drivers-license-says-you-are-moments and plenty of chances to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!

Using Other Peoples’ Words for Some Monday Motivation

A great resource for motivation!

Happy Labor Day!

I usually kick off each week with some words of motivation to get people moving or put some life plans into action. However, since today is a holiday, I thought I’d take a bit of a break and borrow a few words of wisdom from some notable folks.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or keeps up with me on Facebook (and if you don’t, why not start today?) knows I share all kinds of quotes from sports legends, philosophers and pop culture icons. Some have been worthy of repeat postings. So today, I though I’d compile a list of my very favorites.

I believe many of these sayings offer a boost beyond the walls of the gym or your favorite running route. They’re reminders on why we should push the body, mind and spirit in our everyday pursuit of overall physical and mental wellness.

  1. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” -Bill Cosby
  2. “He who does not risk will never drink champagne.”-Russian proverb
  3. “The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.” – Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  4. “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” -Ben Stein
  5. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”-Paul Valery
  6. “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”-Wayne Gretzky
  7. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” -Andy Warhol
  9. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”-Confucius
  10. “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”-Thomas Paine
  11. “Clear your mind of can’t.” -Solon
  12. “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”-Vince Lombardi
  13. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.”-Muhammad Ali
  14. “All things are difficult before they are easy.”-Thomas Fuller
  15. “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience usually comes from bad judgment.”-Anonymous
  16. “Sometimes you have to play for a long time to be able to play like yourself.”-Miles Davis, Jr.
  17. “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough.”-Vince Lombardi
  18. “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.”-Aldous Huxley
  19. “You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t wanna know.”-Jerry Garcia

For number 20, I leave you with my favorite quote at this time in my life:

“Some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go – and then do it.” -Ann Landers

It’s amazing how the words of others can sometimes be the eye opener you need for that extra push to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!

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