Since I started pole vaulting five years ago and got myself back in shape

My motto has been, “It’s Never Too Late to Achieve a Dream.”

In fact, that’s the subtitle of the book I wrote about the whole thing, “Finally Fit.”

People started telling me that what I was doing was inspiring, and so I decided to try and inspire other older folks by writing the book and also by getting my personal trainer certification and specializing in senior fitness.

But here’s the deal:

There’s a whole ‘nuther¬† side to this whole thing, and that is … the dream that it’s never too late to achieve doesn’t necessarily have to have anything to do with physical fitness or athletics. Of course, I’m a big believer in senior fitness for everybody. Not so you can become a Masters athlete and go with me to the National Senior Games or anything like that. If you want to go, that’d be great, but the truly important thing about staying strong and fit as you get older is to maintain your independence and quality of life for the rest of your life.

As far as the dream thing, though …

That could be anything: going back to school; learning to play a musical instrument; traveling overseas; improving your skills at a hobby; picking up a new hobby; learning a new language; starting a business; making a million bucks. Whatever it is, it’s never too late.

Just because you’re older now doesn’t mean that old dream has to keep collecting dust.

Pick it back up and look at it. Dust it off.

Think about it.

Wouldn’t it be cool to actually do it?

Sure it would.

So, why not today?