So, if 50 is the new 40, what is seventy years-old? It’s certainly not what it used to be. Take for example this list of rockers; Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Bob Seger, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Jimmy Buffett. All of these artists are 70 or older, and all are still actively touring.
I recall watching Jack LaLanne as a kid—he seemed old even then—and yet he was doing amazing physical feats despite his advancing years. Like Jack LaLanne, my father was a fitness fanatic and was able to do things in his sixties that many younger men could not. He changed the way I think about “old” age.
I’m 52, and other than a few minor aches and pains, I feel great. It would be easy to say I’m too old to do this or that, but I want to be an inspiration for my kids like my father was for me.
Whatever age you are, don’t let people tell you that you are too old or too young to do something. Find examples of others who have done what you want to do at the same age. If there isn’t anyone, all the better, be the first.