How often have you heard “I’m too _____ [fill in the blank] to do what I want to do”?
Too many of us think we’ve past a certain age or some other perceived limit to keep us from pursuing what it is we most want to do. It’s a shame, too, because if we spent even a bit of time we could rekindle that spark of inspiration not only for ourselves but for everyone around us as well.
Think of this: Colonel Sanders was 62 before he first successfully franchised his fried chicken recipe.
Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 when the first of the “Little House on the Prairie” series was first published.
After being mocked countless times at singing competitions, Susan Boyle blew away the judges on Britain’s Got Talent at age 47 to launch her singing career.
The late Alan Rickman had limited success in his acting career before he landed the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies at age 42.
Ray Kroc was 59 when he purchased McDonald’s and turned it into the largest franchise before his death.
The moral? You’re never too ____ [fill in the blank] to get started. Take all you’ve learned, your experiences and use it all to your advantage. The only limits you ultimately face are the ones you place upon yourself.