A friend of mine said “I am too old to study and chase my dream job at my age” and “maybe next year when my circumstances are better….”
You are never too old and if you are waiting for perfect conditions, you will be waiting a very long time, because in life, perfect conditions are rare if they even come at all. We almost always want something more, more money, more time, more training, more experience.
The key to reaching your potential and transforming your life, is to let your dreams, passions and attributes, lead your heart to your purpose and then take immediate action towards it.
Don’t wait until you have it all mapped out, don’t wait until you have the money, your kids move out, or any other excuse you can think of and most of all, NEVER think you are too old!
Stan Lee created his first hit comic title, ‘The Fantastic Four,’ just shy of his 39th birthday. In the next few years, he created the legendary Marvel Universe, whose characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men became icons.
Harland Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders, was 62 when he franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1952, which he would sell for $US2 million 12 years later
Gary Heavin was 40 when he opened the first Curves fitness centre in 1992, which ended up becoming one of the fastest-growing franchises of the ’90s.
Vera Wang was a figure skater and journalist before entering the fashion industry at age 40. Today she’s one of the world’s premier women’s designers
Ray Kroc spent his career as a milkshake device salesman before buying McDonald’s at age 52 in 1954. He grew it into the world’s biggest fast-food franchise.
Henry Ford was 45 when he created the revolutionary Model T car.
Charles Darwin spent most of his life as a naturalist who kept to himself, but at age 50 his ‘On the Origin of Species’ changed the scientific community forever in 1859.
Jack Cover worked as a scientist for institutions like NASA and IBM before he became a successful entrepreneur at 50 for inventing the Taser gun.
Need I say more????
When I found seven workbooks, all with my dreams and plans mapped out in them and realised that each one was a carbon copy of the last, I decided I just needed to stop planning and waiting until conditions were perfect, money was plenty and fear was gone, I had to just take action.
I was 38, I had no money, severe anxiety (so I was scared of everything), debilitating fear of rejection (which is not good when your dream is to be an author, speaker and women’s conference facilitator) but it was either take action to transform my life and live my dreams, or stay where I knew in my heart I didn’t belong.
It was not always easy, but it was always rewarding and absolutely the best thing I ever did, right from the beginning. I found happiness, contentment and opened up a flow of miraculous blessings to help me along the way that just kept coming and still do.
Now, at 44 I have published my first book, run 2 successful training businesses and feel more alive and younger than ever!
Henry Ford said – whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right!
Start thinking you can today and watch what happens when you take action! Even small steps in the direction of your goals can start opening doors all around you that will surprise and delight you!
What will you do today to take action?
You already have what it takes – just move towards your dreams and goals.