Leadership Life
Age is only number
March 16, 2013
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Its 4 am in the morning and I am sitting in this hotel called Taj Garden and sipping a cup of my favorite coffee. The temperature outside is 15 degree and the atmosphere is pleasant and lovely. I was recalling my last night conversation which I had, had with Dr Charles Savage. I had asked him his age for nearly 30 times in 6 minutes but then too he did not react for my questions.  For the energy, speed, freshness and dedication towards his work he had, I found him to be very young.

He did not answer. Finally i asked him his age and he replied 78. I could not believe my ears and told him I found you to be very dedicated and full of energy. For that he said age is just a number, nothing more than.

A few days later I read about Amir Khan the popular film star stating a line” age is only a number”. It is true that you grow physically and become old but mentally you have to always be strong, energetic, and positive and open to all avenues.

First of all Age is mental. Mathews who was a European started doping physical exercises at the age of 75. Before that he had never been to gym all his life. After a few years he commented I am feeling better. Exercise made him live life with flexibility and energy. A British poet attracted his wife at the age of 85. Another person Donal participated in a body building competition at the age of 80. Philips is active and drives well at the age of 82. One of my friends named Dharmesh Shah; his father Natubhai Shah who is 82 is so active that he still attends office for 6 hours every day.

These all people have grown up physically but are young mentally. The same way you have to be mentally young, energetic and committed to your work, as said earlier Age is really not mental it is physical and thus you must have the same state of mind that you had when you were 21 years when you grow old. Age is basically connected with state of mind and you need to be mature, decent and positive. You should have good hobbies that will help you to live well. State of mind on the other hand needs to be open and positive from all sides. So do remember that the rule of leadership is inside-outside. Thus we can say that Age is purely connected with what you believe, think and the impressions you have in your mind about your life, family, work and nation. Lastly it is also connected with your level of belief.

 

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Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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