Saturday, January 2, 2010

Its Never too Late to Follow Your Dreams


This post was written in Dec 2008 one of my first posts, I had no readers then. I had stumbled on this movie while on the stationary bike, and loved it. I just wanted to share it with you all as Burt's story is truly inspirational and no matter what stage of life we are in its never too late to follow our dreams. (I dream one day to be a food writer so watch this space LOL and smiles!)

The Worlds Fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins, is truly inspirational. It is about Burt Munro a New Zealander who came to Bonneville salt flats to set a record for the fastest motorcycle. He set the World record for under-1000cc, 183.586 mph (295.453 km/h), at Bonneville, 26 August 1967. He was 63 years old at the time with a heart condition riding his 47 year old motorcycle named the Indian Scout.

He saved for years to make the trip to America often working on his bikes way into the night. On his first trip he came to America on a cargo ship, in order to pay for his trip he worked as the ships cook!
It just goes to show with dedication and hard work no matter what your age you can achieve your dreams.

So what are you waiting for whether its getting your dream career, improving your health to be able to run up that flight of stairs, making that all important trip with your family just follow your heart if Burt can it his 60's so can you!!

"If you don't follow your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable" Burt Munro.


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