Turning Back Time


I was sitting in my basement yesterday afternoon watching Tiger Woods do something that was absolutely staggering.  He had his best final round ever in a major and finished second in the PGA Championship.  Woods, who is 41 and has endured four back surgeries and four knee surgeries, turned back time yesterday and made me think a bit more about that saying.

We often use this phrase to characterize a youthful performance or to recognize the constant emotional battle we face when it comes to aging.  Cher wrote a song about it.  And there’s an anti aging supplement marketed under this very name.

Since turning 50 seven years ago, I find myself constantly thinking about eating better and doing more of the right things and less of the bad ones.  I also allow more time to think, plan and write because these things help me maximize the time I have which makes me happier.

Wikipedia defines “time” as: “the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in an apparently irreversible succession from the past to the present to the future”.  As you can see, there is no turning back time but there are so many things we can do to maximize the time we have.

First of all, manage your time better.  Be disciplined about it.  Schedule more time with the people you love.  Spend less time worrying about BS.  And, find time to do something creative because “play” matters and tapping into that other side of your brain is a time that you deserve.