Do you ever think about all the things you wanted to do in life and say, 'It's too late now' ? Think you are too old to go back to school? to start painting? to run a marathon? Well, cut the crap! The only time it's too late is when you are dead!
I am currently reading, 'The Success Principles' by Jack Canfield, and the most recent chapter on the fundamentals of success really stuck out to me. First off, if you are looking for a good personal development book to read, get this one! Second, lose the idea that it is too late...
You can achieve anything you want in life, as long as you have a couple key things. Most importantly you have to believe that you can achieve it. If you don't believe it, it won't happen. The brain is a powerful thing! It can make things happen. Ever hear of the placebo effect? When people take sugar pills that they thought were medicine and cure themselves anyway? That's some serious brain power right there, so BELIEVE you can!
Second, you have to take complete ownership of your life! Stop holding onto all the negative things people told you as a child. The you can't, won't, shouldn't...forget it! You are no longer that child...here and now, you are a wise, competent adult. YOU have control over where you life is going!
Third...get over the, 'It's too late' mindset!!
Here are some examples of successful people who had a late start on their dreams:
Julia Child didn't learn to cook until she was almost 40. She later had her own cooking show and became a household name.
Susan Boyle was an unknown amateur singer when she took the stage on Britain's Got Talent. She went on to receive two grammy nominations, and has a net worth of more than $37 million.
Elizabeth Jolley published her first novel at the age of 56. She went on to have 15 novels published.
Doris Haddock was 89 when she began walking 3,200 miles from LA to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for the issue of campaign finance reform.
Those are just a few, but there are a ton of stories just like them. YOU could be one of those stories!
The bottom line is this, why go through life saying should of, would of, could of? Do it now, and live without regret!!