…why did I wait til I was 67 years old to start working out?
We both laughed and then I said, “Well, you’re here now, get after it!!”
I asked him as a follow-up as to why he waited as long as he did.
His answer? “I don’t know.”
And then he dropped the hammer on me.
He said, “I was walking with a cane just six months ago. My wife and I went to Las Vegas and I could barely get around, it was not a fun trip.”
I thought this might be the end of the story.
But five minutes later he came back over to me and said, “You wanna know what really did it? I was at a relatives home and I fell and went into the floor. Everyone laughed and then tried to help me up. I was so humiliated that I pushed them away with my cane and vowed I would never let this happen again.”
We often don’t know why we are waiting for something until we are thrown into a situation that forces out of waiting.
Like my new friend at the gym, who I came to learn later is Calvin, we wait, when we did not have to, or certainly need to.
We each are waiting for anything that will cause us to do something so that we might be everything we were intended to be.
Over the next twenty four hours, write down one thing you have been waiting for, or waiting to do, and, if there is a reason for waiting, write it as well.
If no reason, then, you have been waiting too long, today is your day.