Growing up Is a trap

It came to my attention (and that of my wife) last week that if the car you are racing goes off the road down a steep bank then it pays to be fit, strong and healthy.

My poor wife had to lift the passenger door against gravity and then push up on the roll cage to extract herself and is now covered in bruises. 

So exactly what does “fit strong and healthy” mean. 

Apparently, not what I thought it did.

The confusion reminds me of the Alanis Morissette song, Isn’t it Ironic.

In an endeavour to stay healthy, I can do a few hundred squats without too much of a challenge, with weights if necessary. But if I have to get on the ground to help change a wheel on the car, I need a helping hand to get up.

Similarly, I can lift weights, run a marathon, stretch out after, compete in a triathlon etc., but if I bend over to my shoe laces. I can put my back out and need bed rest for a few days. 

Still, I am not giving in.

I am still going to race cars, travel the world in business, play my guitar like a rock star, do crazy adventures, love my wife to the max and cross the finishing line in heaven kicking and screaming that it was a total riot.

At some point, it may have to stop, but not by my choice.

Growing up is a trap!


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Mark has been an entrepreneur for over forty years. His experience spans many commercial sectors and aspects of business. He was one of the youngest people to be appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management before he left the UK in 1988.

His column focuses on ways we can improve on success in our lives. Whether it is business, relationships, or health, Mark has a well-rounded perspective on how to stay focused for growth and development.

His influences come from the various travels he undertakes as an adventurer, philanthropist and keynote speaker. More information can be found on Mark at his website www.markjenningsbates.com

He is a Venture Partner with www.DutchOracle.com a global Alternative Investment company.

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