You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
– C. S. Lewis
Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Am I too old to wear bright colours, move house, wear whatever the hell I like, take flying lessons, *insert dream/goal of your choice here*?” The answer is a definite no!! Providing health is on your side, you are never too old to try, or do anything – you just have to be prepared to give it a go.
And that’s where a whole lot of dreams and goals falter and die. You have to be prepared to give it a bash, and probably get it wrong the first time around. You have to risk looking like a bit of a fool, and not giving a toss about what anyone thinks about you.
And yes, it may be scary. You may have butterflies in your stomach the size of pterodactyls, and every instinct in your body will tell you to give up and take the easy path. But here’s the rub; if we always take the same old path and stick to the same old routine, we will only ever get where we are – we won’t move forward, evolve, live happier lives. To me that’s a whole lot scarier than any negative thoughts that may come my way.
Taking a risk and trying something new gets easier – with practice. Embrace the ‘fear’ and work through it, the more you do it the more comfortable you will feel. If you can learn to accept and even embrace your nerves as ‘normal’, aiming for the stars will undoubtably get easier.
Trust me, I was a really late bloomer (I decided to shake up my life and become the real me at 40). You can set goals and reach them – no matter what your age.
So how about setting yourself a goal? Challenge yourself, accept and overcome those butterflies.
This year I’m challenging myself by: starting a Youtube channel, putting my house on the market and launching a new software business. And some of it scares the pants off me – but I’m going to do it!
What about you?
How are you going to challenge yourself? Leave me a comment, share your dream/goal and hold yourself accountable. You can do it – you just have to try.