It’s never too late to change. It’s never too late to take back control of your life. It’s never too late to chase a new goal. It’s never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.
It’s Never Too Late.
A lot of people I knew growing up conveyed that they thought that everything they wanted to accomplish had to be done in their 20s. So, that’s what I thought too. I thought that if I was going to make something of my life, it absolutely had to be done in my 20s. If I got to 30 without being perfectly financially sound, having the job of my dreams, a house, a husband, a cool car, kids, etc., then I was a failure.
That is some ass-backwards thinking. Who the fuck ever decided that was the case? It’s not. It isn’t even remotely true.
The more I watch Shark Tank and the more I learn about the Sharks or the Guest-Sharks, the more I learn that they are now in their late 40s or older and they didn’t “make it” until after they turned 30. Some were on their way in their 20s, but they weren’t at the successful point that we know them for now. Now, that’s not to discount the people who do “make it” in their 20s, that’s badass. But if you didn’t achieve everything you thought you had to in your 20s, you are NOT a failure. Let me repeat myself, YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE.
No matter what our age, no matter how long it has been since the last time we did anything productive, no matter what anybody else is doing, there is still time to put your big girl panties on and get your ass to work. Yes, even in these pandemic times, you can still change. It still isn’t too late.
It doesn’t matter what habits you’ve adapted that are preventing you from doing the things you dream of doing. You can change habits. It doesn’t matter the attitude you’ve had about being stuck in life. You can change your attitude. It doesn’t matter how little effort you’ve put towards anything recently. You can change your level of effort.
What makes you think it is too late? Is it because you feel like you can’t change? Is it because your spouse tells you why bother? Is it because you took a different road than you had originally planned or wished to? Is it because some tragedy happened in your life? Is it because you lost your job? Is it because you lost all motivation when you got stuck at home trying not to get this damn virus?
Why does any of that say you are too late to make something happen? Why?
Let me tell you something. IT DOESN’T!!
You are telling yourself that it is too late and you have nothing but excuses to back it up. Nothing! What if you made one small change today. And then another small change in a couple days. And another after that. And another and another and so on. What if? When did you stop telling yourself what if and giving yourself positive answers? What changed?
See what I did there? Something had to have changed to get you to where you are now. You might not be able to sit here and think of the exact moment that your life changed to get you to this point where you feel like you are stuck. But what you can do is take this moment and make a decision to figure out what or how to change to get yourself to where you want to be.
Try this, write down exactly where you are right now. Write down the good. Write down the bad. Then, write down where you wish you were in life. Now, write down what you need to do to get from where you are right now to where you wish you were. If you don’t know, Google it. Now that you have that, break it down into small changes you can start implementing. Start keeping track of what you’ve done each day and each week to get closer to each of those small changes and watch change happen.
You can change. You simply have to make the decision to pursue change.
Change is your friend. Stop fearing it.