Last Updated on July 25, 2016 by Michael Brockbank
People get into hero worship of celebrities all the time. Luckily, I’m not one of those scary stalker types who send underwear through the mail. For me, the celebrity I admire most would have to be Ryan Reynolds…and not for the obvious reason that he’s a good looking guy. No, for me it goes quite a bit further than just being a handsome actor. In reality, he has begun to help me refocus my life.
What Ryan Reynolds Represents to Me
A few days ago, I turned 40. I thought it was going to be just like any other day, but this one was different somehow. Although physically I don’t feel anything special, mentally I am having issues. Probably because I am no where near where I wanted to be in life. Things just haven’t panned out well for me because of the decisions I have made.
And that is where all of this starts. It’s what I do with my days that keeps me in this rut of being unhealthy and very unhappy. I blame myself, even though there are a number of people in my life that have made the process much harder. If I want more out of my life, I have to take steps to correct the problems.
One of the biggest problems I am having as of late is thinking I am getting too old to enjoy the things I love doing. For instance, I love video games. But sometimes, I just feel like I am too old to play online with a bunch of teenagers who think they know everything. It gets very frustrating. I haven’t loaded League of Legends in a couple of years because of the little trolls.
There is still so much I would like to do, but I assume I won’t be able to because I am getting old. This is where Ryan Reynolds comes into play. Not only is he in far better shape than I, but he recently played the character, “Deadpool.” What’s more, I am just three months older – almost to the day.
If he can do all of that on the big screen and maintain a family with his lovely wife, I should be able to do the same. The biggest difference between us is that he’s got motivation and determination to be successful. He’s doing what he loves while I am stressing over the crap I hate. Don’t get me wrong, I am a great ghostwriter and have made a bit of money, but it’s not what I want to do with my life. To be completely honest, I really don’t know what that is.
I can talk a big game about how to get into shape and teach people everything I learn. Unfortunately, I lack commitment and follow-through. Something I doubt Ryan Reynolds has to face on a daily basis. I can come up with these great plans about how to get fit and how much weight I can lose, but I just can’t seem to keep myself going like I should. It’s really easy to get sucked into depression and wallow in self pity.
I look at Ryan Reynolds and where is in his life in comparison to my own. We are damn near the same age, but he looks way better in a speedo than I do. Trust me, no one wants to see that. The insane part is that I know what I am doing wrong. I just don’t do anything to change it. Instead of being healthy, fit and happy, I am stuck at obese, unfit and depressed.
Putting it All Together
I’m not envious of Ryan Reynolds. I don’t want his life, but I would love to emulate his success. I know it will be a lot of hard work, but something needs to change in my life before I pop. Ryan Reynolds is my reminder that I am not too old to get more out of life, that it’s not too late to do what needs to be done. I just need to have better focus on where I want to be in the near future.
So, what am I going to do? More talk and preaching about how anyone can be fit, or do I demonstrate that I am not full of shit and that anyone can make a difference regardless of the situation? What do I want to be remembered for? Who do I want to be when I grow up? All of these questions need to be answered before I really do succumb to old age.
It’s really easy for people to be comfortable in their own personal sanctuary. Unfortunately, change is necessary if you want to get something more out of life than what you’re currently experiencing. Success isn’t handed to you, it is earned through your actions. What actions will I take to get to where I want to be? That all depends on how serious I begin taking myself for a better tomorrow.