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Ep32 Transcript – Age is Not an Excuse: Top Takeaways from Mary Hanna
Andrea Vahl: There is no reason to use age as an excuse. This is one of my top takeaways from my interview with Mary Hanna, one of the oldest Olympians competing in Tokyo at age 66 in the sport of equestrian dressage, and she has her site set on the Paris Olympics.
Listen in for some of my other top takeaways.
Intro: Hello dreamers. Welcome to the Late Starters Club, giving you the inspiration, mindset, and tools you need to start something midlife and beyond. Remember, it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Andrea Vahl: I absolutely loved interviewing Mary Hanna in episode 31 of The Late Starters Club. She gave so many great tips about competing at an older age and also just reframing the way we think about age.
Another one of my top takeaways was that you can be a competitor at any age. And she’s doing it at an extremely high level, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t compete in something else locally. She talked about her husband who is really working on his golf game and getting that down and working on that really hard. You can find ways to compete and get involved in a passion of yours and really get focused.
Another takeaway I had from her is to have people in your life that support your passions and support you with what you’re trying to do. She definitely has people like that in her life with her current husband, her family, and her former husband. And she talked about how when she’s feeling down, her husband is the one who really gets her picked back up and motivated to get back on that horse literally.
Another top takeaway I had from her is to keep doing exciting and interesting things. The world needs you. The world needs your experience. The world needs your passion, and the world needs your wisdom.
I think pushing our boundaries definitely helps keep us young and as Mary mentioned, Maybe things are feeling a little stiff for her sometimes, but she gets out there, starts working and that joy comes back and she can’t imagine doing anything else. And I definitely agree that if we keep our bodies moving, keeps our minds engaged.
Life is just so much richer.
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