So many times I hear people saying, ‘o I’m to old for that now’. I’m sorry, what?
I think it’s really sad that people believe that once you get to a certain point in your life, that’s it, you’re done. And to believe that once you get to a certain age you can’t start anything new, go on crazy holidays, master a new skill, start a new career or find a new love. . . .
So when another birthday rolls around, why do we think we are suddenly unable to do the things we could yesterday? I think the only answer to this question is that there isn’t one. Our world has an abundance of opportunities and adventures just waiting to be explored. Literally every person I speak to has had a very different life than me, has been somewhere I haven’t, has learnt something I haven’t. So why do we stop at one chance in life to do something? What is it that really motivates people to keep going, keep learning, keep seeking adventure? To get up every damn day and demand more for themselves?. . . I guess it’s a question I am still asking myself now. I think maybe it all comes down to the old saying, where there is a will there is a way. If you really want it then you’ll find a way. If not then it’s all to easy to Settle.
In one of my previous posts, put your thoughts down and step away from the comfort zone, I wrote about how I left my comfort zone and made the decision to want more for myself. I think once you really make that decision to be more, to hold yourself to a higher standard, the rest just falls into place because you are willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. You can reinvent yourself at ANY point. No matter how OLD you are. I really believe that. I always say, just because doesn’t mean. No matter what kind of life you are leading now. What ever it is. You can decide to want more. It isn’t over until the curtain closes. I think so many people think they have thousands of tomorrows. Guys we don’t. We have this one chance. This one opportunity to make something of ourselves and make a difference to other people’s lives. Stop wasting your time. If all the minutes of our lives were represented in little chips we kept in a cupboard in our house. And we just set them alight. Actually seeing your minutes burning, irreplaceable, destroyed. Then maybe we’d understand how much wasting your time, not living the life you really want, actually means.
If you don’t have enough money, then save. If you don’t have enough experience then get some. If you don’t have enough knowledge, well libraries are free, who doesn’t have the internet and of course there is good old amazon. Get on there and get the books! And of course the big one, ‘I don’t have time’. Of course you do. You just don’t want to prioritize your dreams. You don’t want to put the hard work first. Our dreams are always there and they don’t ever give up on us, we give up on them.
I was listening to a talk once. The guy said, if you become fixated on a life that means nothing to you, at some point you will probably get to the top. And from there, you will have a beautiful view of everything you missed out on.
You are capable. You are smart. And most importantly you are alive. So make a decision. Just decide. And never look back.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind then it doesn’t matter. -Mark Twain