Are you feeling that it might be too late to become who you want to be and to do what you want to do with your life?
Maybe you put off some things until the elusive "someday" in the future and that someday never came, or maybe you had too many things that you were interested in.
No matter what the cause, if you're feeling that it's too late to have what you really want, this article might be one of the most important messages you'll ever read ...
Is there really such a thing as an age where opportunity moves on and you no longer have the option of doing what you want to do with your life? Yes, and that age is the age that you die at.
Until then, you'll always have opportunities to turn your life around, to have the financial success that you want, the relationships that you want, the career that you want (within reason of course, you might not become an Olympic gymnast at 72) and to leave your mark on the Earth.
Sure, these opportunities may not come in the same packages that they did when you were younger, but as long as you know exactly what you want, you'll be able to seek out opportunities to have it.
Then it's just a matter of taking action, whether you believe that it's "too late" or not.
Does this raise some doubts in your mind? If so, here are some things to consider:
Many people never achieve their full potential until later in life because of the disadvantages of youth.
The most common of these disadvantages is intemperance, which is something that almost always steals opportunities away from young people.
For example, intemperance when it comes to spending money keeps many younger people from having the capital to start their own business.
It's not until they mature that they build the self-control to manage their money and create greater opportunities for themselves.
There are many other examples of this, but the bottom line is that the maturity which you gain later in life can be a valuable asset when it comes to getting focused on what you want and using your resources wisely.
Another advantage of age is that you have time against you. Yes, this IS an advantage when you put it into perspective. Time is a lot easier to waste when you have an abundance of it ... as you do when you're young.
When you get older and begin to realize that life isn't quite as long as you thought it was, you build a greater sense of urgency and motivation grasps you and pushes you to get to work.
Finally, age does carry another advantage: the commonly held belief that the older you are, the wiser you are.
While this isn't always true, it does work in your favor when you consider that many young people are denied chances (by employers or potential customers) because of their age.
So while age might be considered a disadvantage, the reality is that your perception makes an enormous difference when it comes to the number of opportunities available to you.
The most important thing that you can do when it comes to getting a late start is to take your eyes off the past and to get to work right now--even if you're not ready to do so.
It's never too late, but then again, you're not promised tomorrow.
Yes, you might make some errors, but you'll learn from them, and when you do you'll be able to start again more intelligently because of it.
The worst-case scenario is that you'll fall flat on your face, but you'll never have to live with the pain of knowing that you never got started in the first place.