How many times have you decided not to start something new, change direction, or think about possibilities because you believe:
- it’s too late
- you are too old
- there just isn’t enough time
- people your age “don’t do things like that”
Sorry, just not true! When it comes to new dreams, ideas and goals, you are only limited by the beliefs you hold. There is always something new to learn, do or accomplish. In the words of author C. S. Lewis,
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
I retired from the corporate world at 51 and started my own business. And this year, at the age of 62 – after two successful knee replacements – I completed my first triathlon. When I crossed the finish line of my first triathlon, I felt like I had won an Olympic Medal. I will enter again next year. I was the only person in my age group. Hopefully next year there will be others!
I continue to be impressed by the attitude of those I meet regularly. For instance, In the Range of Motion water aerobics classes I attend, I’ve met men and women in their 70s and 80s who are trying all kinds of things for the first time: learning to ride a bicycle, scuba diving, swimming with sharks (yes, really!), jewelry making, starting a catering business, travelling, teaching. My mother – like many of her generation – learned how to use the internet in her 70s, and used her new skill to learn, to connect with friends and family around the world, and more. Others take up new hobbies, start new businesses, work part-time. volunteer. These well-known individuals did not let age stop them from trying something new:
- Susan Boyle was an unknown 48 year amateur when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent”… and launched a highly successful international singing career.
- Colonel Sanders developed his “secret recipe” for Kentucky Fried Chicken at age 50 and started franchising at age 63.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairies series, published her first book at 64.
- After four previous tries, Diana Nyad – at age 64 – was the first person to complete the swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
- At 69, C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada sailed alone from India to the USA, and a year later founded the Hare Krishna movement.
- Britain’s oldest professional dancer, John Lowe, started training in ballet at the age of 80.
These may be “big” achievements…. but all achievements are huge when you accomplish something for the first time!
What are you waiting for? Follow your dream… and let me know how it goes!
If a self-limiting belief is getting in your way, or if you suspect you have a subconscious belief sabotaging your progress, consider a PSYCH-K® balancing session to rewire that programming and enable you to move forward fully committed to your goals.
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