There’s a myth that dreams can only be chased when we’re young. That isn’t how life works. We’re getting better with age. We become wiser and smarter and we understand the value of hard work and sacrifice.
You would think that at some age the life you’ve built thus far is the life you’re stuck with. The evidence, however, tells another story. History is riddled with men and women who started chasing their dreams years after most would have labeled it “too late”.
Frank McCourt’s wrote his famous novel, Angela’s Ashes at the age of 65. To me this makes sense. Writing, is story-telling. To tell a story you have to have lived something worth reading, and one gains this experience with time and age.
We see age as an obstacle not as an advantage. The truth is that it’s all perspective, and which perspective you choose to see the world in, is entirely up to you.
Frank McCourt isn’t the only story of a guy who’s started his dream late in life. Colonel Sanders started Kentucky Fried Chicken in his 60’s.
Ronald Reagan, one of the greatest Presidents of all time, get into the Presidency when he was 70. Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s most famous opera singers today, didn’t start singing seriously until he was in his mid 30’s, an age that most would see as illogical and unlikely.
Age shouldn’t be an obstacle but an advantage.
Don’t wait another year to start living life, chasing your dreams. Remember, no breath is guaranteed.
It is never too late to chase your greatest dreams. Never. It’s never too late to seek adventure, to take risks.
Don’t stop living, stop growing. All because of an illogical fear of losing what you’ve already created.