Face it. There is no Fountain of Youth and that’s bad news for those of us over the age of 55. I look at myself in the mirror and wonder how the years passed so quickly. Would you like to know how to stay young?
- Do you feel tired and run down?
- When you look at yourself in the mirror do you wonder who that old person is staring back at you?
- Are you bored, in a rut, or disinterested in life?
- Is going to bed at night the highlight of your day?
I’ve not discovered what Ponce de Leon couldn’t find, but I’ve discovered something that will help anyone stay young. Once you realize this quality, all you need to do is use it a couple of times each day. Apply liberally and watch the years fade away.
I can sum up this near-magical quality to stay young in one word: curiosity.
Don’t be disappointed. Curiosity really does turn back the hands of time. (I discovered the benefits of curiosity by reading Michael Gelb’s book How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. You learn more about the book on my RESOURCE page.)
Can you remember the high level of curiosity when you were young? You used the word “why” many times back in those days. And as you found answers to those questions your brain ignited with energy. Your mind raced to comprehend the wonders around you. Curiosity activated your mind and body. Every day became an adventure of discovery.
You cannot overestimate the benefits of keeping your curiosity alive. Feeding your curiosity helps you to learn, gives you energy, makes you a more interesting person, and keeps your brain from dwelling on your own miseries.
What’s the one thing you will do to keep your curiosity alive and stay young?
This week I took a leap and enrolled in a free trial membership of The Great Courses Plus. After the trial period it’s $19.99 per month. This membership allows me to stream more than 7,000 video lectures on a wide variety of subjects taught by top university professors. You also get access to the corresponding PDF files for each class. (I don’t get any financial kickback for mentioning The Great Courses Plus program. I just wanted you to know what I’m doing to keep my curiosity alive.)
So what about you? How will you feed your curiosity and stay young? What’s the plan?
Staying sharp is what the ReFIRE process is all about. Here’s hoping you make the decision to ReFIRE your life!