By DAVID TERPERA | Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
My daughter’s volleyball experience is similar to life.
My daughter, Daylyn, is a club volleyball player. This year, she moved up to the 14-year-olds level.
The biggest difference compared to last year is the speed of the game. These 14-year-olds are flying all over the court with great saves, power serves, bumps, and spikes.
If you notice, speed increases with each level in all sports. How many times have you heard a rookie in the NFL say the difference between professional and college is the speed of the game?
I feel this is just how life moves. When we were kids, it seemed like it took forever for our birthdays or Christmas to come back around. Now, it seems like we just celebrated them.
You see, as we get older, life does seem to speed up. We now have so many more responsibilities, along with financial obligations and debt, that we get caught in a time warp. Because of this, we keep putting off our goals, ambitions and health.
Don’t give up on your dreams. What are your goals? Do you want to continue your education, get in better shape, find a better job, get out of a bad relationship, get off drugs and alcohol or find religion?
The list is endless according to your professional and personal lives. Write down your life goals and put a plan together. Share your plan with others to help be accountable.
Don’t let Father Time fly by you. Don’t throw in the towel and feel you’re too old, too late or too dumb.
Colonel Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65-years-old. Ronald Reagan became the 40th president of the United States at the ripe old age of 70.
Stick to your plan, love all people, volunteer, and be the amazing person that’s been hiding under your skin.
It’s your life — be happy. Go for it — you deserve it.