China’s sexiest grandpa took the world by storm last fall when photos of him – shirtless, walking a fashion runway – went viral. But 80-year-old Wang Deshun’s real claim to fame is not his amazing abs. The man’s remarkable ability to reinvent himself while staying true to his goals has resulted in a life journey the rest of us can learn from.
They all heard it, The Wright Brothers, Neil Armstrong and Lucky Lindberg, ‘it can’t be done.’ Everyone said it to Sir Roger Bannister as well. And his elusive goal was one physiologists in the 1940’s and 50’s said couldn’t humanly be done: running a mile in under 4 minutes. That is until Sir Roger Bannister fell through the tape in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds on a typical day in May 1954.
When caregivers are repeatedly exposed to victims of trauma they can experience negative, often damaging, consequences. Nurses, EMTs, parole officers, and others may experience CF due to their profession, but anyone can feel stretched to the breaking point due to the high stress associated with caring for others. Left unchecked, the effects can be devastating.
Why do so many people make a New Year’s resolution that they end up abandoning after just a few days? If the resolution demands a change in lifestyle—as many do—people might not be ready for it. Change is a process. Once you understand this and are mindful of why you’re considering a change, you’re more likely to succeed.