It is never too late to be what you might have been.
A friend of mine posted an interesting article on Facebook today, taken from today's Telegraph "10 well paid jobs of the future". It would seem that I'm perhaps ahead of my time (*smiles*), apparently we can expect to see job titles such as "Omnipotence delimiter" enhancing our belief that anything is possible and we are all-powerful or a "Personal medical apothecary" Providing a bespoke range of alternative therapies.
I kind of like my own title of Soul purpose coach, but I have to say I'm loving the creativity of the futurologists predictions of the world of work a few years from now. How very exciting that we may make such strides away from today's top listed jobs.
What was even more interesting, was the thread that then followed when I shared the article. My facebook friends talked of their childhood dreams and aspirations, of what they would be when they grew up, many of whom had taken huge detours to reach their desired vocation, some of whom never had followed their dreams, and still held many "What if's?"
It struck me that we can so easily loose sight or be dissuaded away from those dreams, instead settling for what's expected, what everyone else from the school, area, or social group suggests that we should do. Burying deep, those childhood sparks of greatness, of wonderment, of the belief that anything is possible.
After all that's what you do...don't you?
Now, not every child that dreams of being a train driver, an astronaut, a top model, or a leading actress will fulfill that dream, but in truth there is every possibility that with encouragement, with energy in motion ( emotion and passion) with focus and positive intent, that its absolutely possible.
Of course, what matters most isn't what you do, but how it makes you feel ( as you will of heard me say on numerous occassions before, we're human beings, not human doings)
If what you're doing, doesn't make you feel good, or as John Lennon so eloquently puts it "Happy" then what stops you from changing it?
I can hear the excuses forming now ( don't worry we all make them):
I'm too old
It's too late
I can't afford it
I've got bills to pay
It's just a foolish dream
oh the list could go on and on....
But.........What really stops you? I mean, deep down, being totally honest with yourself.....
Is it fear?
of failure, of looking silly, of what other's will think?
You know it really is never too late to be what you might have been.
If you needed any encouragement , please let me share some interesting facts.....
Did you know......?
Louise Hay started Hay House publishing when she was 58 and its now the World's leading publisher of Mindy, body, spirit books.. Although Mother Teresa became a nun at 18 years old, it wasn't until she was 38 that she left her convent and opened a school in the slums of Calcutta.
For those fans of TV talent shows who could forget Susan Boyle's first audition? She was 48 when she eventually followed her heart and sang for the nation on national TV.
Ok, still not convinced?
Here's another for you ( and yes I know I'm showing my age) Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the book behind the TV series "The little house on the prairie" was 64 when her first book was published.If that's not inspiring enough, Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa when he was almost 76.
WOW, now isn't that great news? It doesn't matter where you are along life's journey, you can; right now, if you choose, make the change, make it happen, revisit those dreams and bring them to life!
Take the first step.... if your dream was to be a rockstar... then what's stopping you learning to play guitar?
If you wanted to be a actor.... go join up with the local theatre group....
It doesnt matter, just take a step, take action ( the universe loves a bit of action)
Start from where you are, start right now, start today..... you never know where that first step may lead!
Until next time,
Make every moment count,
P.S. if you need a little help in dusting off your dreams and aspirations, then please do take a look at the Get a Life! soul purpose coaching programme. Or I can offer 5 lucky people a very special 2 hour "Blue sky your life session" contact me for details
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“Only as high as I reach can I grow
Only as far as I seek can I go
Only as deep as I look can I see
Only as much as I dream can I be”
― Karen Ravn