It’s never too late to do what you love.
Don’t give up on your dreams. Pursuing your dreams and goals, big or small is scary and can be filled with self doubt. I can’t do it. I’ll fail. Why bother? Is it even worth it? There are a hundred ways we can and do talk ourselves out of stepping out of our comfort zone into something new. Yet, convincing yourself to take the leap takes confidence and belief that you can do it. Yes, it will be hard and challenging. Yes, you will want to give up.
However look at the list below at the people who spent years pursuing their dreams, what if they had given up?
At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job.
At age 24, Stephen King was working as a Janitor and living in a trailer.
At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare.
At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.
Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at 40.
Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting at age 42.
Samuel L Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46.
Morgan Freeman landed his first MAJOR movie role at 52.
Louise Hay didn’t launch her publishing company, Hay House until she was 62.
If you haven’t found your dream career yet, it’s not too late. You aren’t a failure because you haven’t found fame and fortune by the age of 30. Hell, it’s OK if you don’t even know what your dream career is yet.
I, myself am in the middle, or even the beginning of take the risk, the leap to try something new, to pursue something I am interested in. The course hasn’t even started yet, and I have called a couple times to ensure I signed up correctly, secretly hoping that I hadn’t so I could use it as an excuse. I’m nervous to take the next step, but forward motion, one thing at a time. Breaking your goals into manageable chunks make them much more easy to handle and believe in. I think everyone is always faced with self-doubt and the fear of failure. Instead of what if I fail, ask, what is I succeed? The journey may be hard, however one task at a time, because in the end it will be worth it.
Never tell yourself you’re too old to make it.
Never tell yourself you missed your chance.
Never tell yourself that you aren’t good enough.
Whatever you were born to do, You can still do it..
Let’s cheer each other on….:)