It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dreams

Rees_DreamsSo, I’ll get married and then have kids, and work to support those kids and be a good parent and get them into college and once they’ve flown the nest, I’ll pursue my dreams. But wait — I’ll be 60! That’s too old to start a new career/travel the world/build my dream home!

Sound familiar?

People are so accustomed to being on a timeline dictated by society. You have to go to college by a certain time, be well established in your career by another, start a family by yet another. This timeline can make people feel like they missed the boat if they get to a certain age without yet accomplishing all of their goals. They feel like it’s too late. But an article recently published in, titled “What Age Should You Stop Pursuing Your Dreams,” elegantly tears down that notion.

Bottom line? It’s never too late. All you have to do is take the first steps to get there. The first step is determining what you want to do with the rest of your life and write that goal down. Give yourself a certain amount of time to accomplish your goal or a step toward your goal, and then tell someone what you’re up to. That will keep you accountable. But you also have to hold yourself accountable. If you’re spending more time watching TV then working on your goal, no more TV for you! Conversely, reward yourself when you do reach your goals. There’s nothing better after a job well done than a well-deserved and relaxing massage.

It’s inevitable that negative thoughts will creep in on occasion. Keep them at bay by never comparing yourself to others, letting the past stay in the past, and avoiding beating yourself up for your mistakes. All that matters is what you do moving forward. And be sure you continue to enjoy your life as you move toward your goal. Don’t be so single-minded that you ignore all the joy you already have in your life.

If you ever feel too old to start pursuing your dreams, tell yourself why now is the perfect time. You’re more mature than you were 10 years ago. The kids are grown and you have time to focus on yourself. Your life experiences have made you stronger. Now go get ‘em!

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