Age is Just an Excuse

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I love to ask people what their dreams are…. They usually stand there pretending to be surprised… as if they have never thought about it…. WHY NOT!!! I think of nothing else! I just can’t believe people don’t think about their dreams day and night, and that they don’t keep them away at night like me!

After they name off a few, next I usually hear excuses, as to why their dreams have not come true, “if I were older, if I were younger, if I were thinner, richer, lived somewhere else…” Never do I hear the truth.. “I never pursued them- I let everything possible get in the way.” Instead I hear… “My kids, my husband, my wife, my parents kept me from it”… NO! They did not. You did. You never took the wheel. Never mustered the bravery, never gave yourself permission, never prayed about it. Never accepted that you alone are responsible for your life and your unique calling. Never took that leap of faith to learn how to fly.

Nothing should stop you from going on the GREATEST adventure of your life!!! Your dreams have been seeking you as well! They have been calling out your name, looking high and low for you to come around the corner to take them! Don’t let them down!

The journey there is full of wild and twisting turns, it’s not going to be a straight shot, it’s not going to be easy, but it will be the greatest adventure of your life and IT WILL BE SOOOOO WORTH IT!
What if these people never pursued their dreams?

At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA.

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 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.

At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare.

At age 28, Wayne Coyne (from The Flaming Lips) was a fry cook.

At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.

At age 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.

Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.

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 age 40.

Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 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 age 52.

Kathryn Bigelow only reached international success when she made The Hurt Locker at age 57.

Grandma Moses didn’t begin her painting career until age 76.

Louise Bourgeois didn’t become a famous artist until she was 78.

Whatever your dream is, it is not too late to achieve it. You aren’t a failure because you haven’t found fame and fortune by the age of 21. It’s okay if you don’t even know what your dream is yet. Even if you’re flipping burgers, waiting tables or answering phones today, you never know where you’ll end up tomorrow.

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.

You can do it. Whatever it is.❤️

– Drew Forrester

Never stop going for it. Making daily steps towards your dreams instead of away from them. When you stop dreaming you start dying! LIVE!
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