There are some things in life that we just don’t think of as being possible and one of them is shocking the famously unflappable Simon Cowell yet that’s just what this 80 year old woman managed to do…
You might be tempted to do what he did in the beginning and just dismiss her out of hand but just watch, appearances really can be deceiving! You will not believe the skill, energy and passion that this woman demonstrates. After watching her perform David Walliams was prompted to state “However old you are, you can still be spectacular and beautiful and do something amazing”
However entertaining it is to see Simon Cowell stuck for words, why are we so amazed when older people do something wonderful? Yes, it’s pretty much a given that your body will not work quite as well when you are 60 or 70 as when you were 16 or 17 but that’s no excuse for giving up on life or on the things that you want to do with it. The more you think that you can’t do something, the more likely it is that you won’t be able to do it so , instead, try telling yourself that you can and see what happens – maybe you’ll be the one shocking people.
A bit like this chap, Ed Whitlock, who completed a Marathon, in under 4 hours, at the age of 85! His motivation apparently comes from running circuits in a cemetery – that’s pretty good inspiration!
Oh and he also holds a World Record for running the fastest mile for someone in this age group: 07:18.55
This beautiful lady is Johanna Quaas and, at the age of 91 she’s the world’s oldest active gymnast – have a look at her in action – you’ll be stunned at her agility. As she says “The stereotypes of weak older people hurt us all; I like showing younger people what’s possible”
What these people have achieved with practice and determination is incredible and, if it’s possible for them, it’s possible for us too – how great is that!