“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
“Decide where you are going and how you are to get there. Then make a start from where you now stand.” – Napoleon Hill
Two “brilliant” quotes today that go together. Fear breeds a multitude of excuses. I read where a grandmother with 41 (omg!) grandchildren graduated from college. She didn’t let the excuse of being too old stop her; she didn’t let the thought stop her that she wouldn’t be able to get a job in her chosen field (so why bother?). She didn’t let the thought of all of the study and hard work scare her away or any of the multitude of fears/excuses stop her. Why? Because she had a dream to be a college graduate and she decided to make it come true.
As a side note, she probably didn’t understand what a inspiration she was on that campus everyday as she went to class. She probably thought she was an embarrassment. Our internal fears turn everything into a negative, when for the most part people are celebrating us! Think about your own life and where have you done this to yourself?
Our happiness in many ways ties directly to our “inner voice” that forever asks the question…”Are you moving toward your dream?” If your answer is “yes,” then hope breeds contentment. However, if the answer is “no, because (insert fear excuse here)…..,” then this is probably the reason that your life lacks joy, or has depression. Because subconsciously we are breeding despair, with the false thinking that it is too late, too hard, not worth trying to live our dreams.
So sign up for one class at the local community college; take dancing or yoga lessons; rent an instrument and begin lessons; open a savings account and start putting in all your space change for your trip to Europe. Pick up the phone and reconnect with an old friend or relative that you lost touch with. If you always wanted to write a book, start by typing your thoughts on facebook (lol). Just take one small step and do something that you have always thought of doing. Then take a bigger step, and a bigger one and pretty soon your like my granddaughter Claire and running all over creation with a happy smile on your face!
As my friend Mark Hoover says “Be Brilliant!”