The other day I was at the pool and saw an older woman swimming. I noticed that she was swimming faster than my speed sets. When I was finished with my workout, I looked at her and said, “Wow, you are a good swimmer!”
She thanked me but told me she was not. “I need to get a lot faster but since I’m old, I will never go any faster.”
I said that’s not true. “If you want to go faster, you can,” I said. “You may need to do some speed sets but you can do it.”
She shook her head. “No, I’m afraid I’m not good enough.”
That made me feel sad.