Dream Time Pep Talk: It Is Never Too Late

31/03/12

 

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You know, I have this dream“.

This time it was her turn to be vulnerable. She smiled shyly.

And then, over a coffee in the sunshine, she told me her dream. I felt honored. Just thinking about that moment makes me smile. Her dream is beautiful. So caring. So true to who she is. In that moment, I could see no other path for her. I truly believe she is meant to do it.

But I’m probably too old.”

Oh, no.

It’s probably too late.”

Oh, no-no-no-no-no.

Since the question of dreams often comes up in my conversations, naturally, I’m blessed with hearing a lot of wonderful reasons d’être. And I also hear a lot of reasons why not.

I’m probably too old,” she said. Pushing the dream away.

And we both now that’s not the real reason. You said it yourself. In the end, we’re all just a little scared. Maybe it wouldn’t work. Maybe you wouldn’t be good enough at it. Maybe you would get your hopes up, and then something would stand in the way, making it impossible. Maybe, maybe, maybe.

I’m probably too old“.

If you really want to do it, if you really want to make dreams into reality, age isn’t what’s going to stop you. Fear is. But let’s push that fear to the side, for now. Let’s focus on the excuse for a little while.

I know a 65-year-old who started studying law in a class full of 18-year-olds. I know a 49-year-old who just sold her business for no other reason than that she was tired and bored of it. I know an accountant who started over as a life coach. I know a 25-year-old up in to her ears with problems, who is working on changing her whole way of living (yup, that’s me). I know a 40-year-old who has just published her two first books. I know.

If you want to start over –

If you want to start something new -

If you want to change -

If you want to live –

If you want to make magic, make a difference, help people -

If you want to inspire, build up, grow and evolve -

It is never too late.


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Amelia March 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Gorgeous post. Thank you. It really brightened my Saturday now if you excuse me, I have a few dreams to chase.

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Marthe April 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Thank you so much! Hope you’re having fun chasing and that you get everything you dream of and more <3

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Morgan March 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm

such a good reminder to all the day-dreamers out there!
make it a reality!

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Marthe April 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

YESSSS!

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Laura March 31, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Love this, thank you so much! xx

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Marthe April 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Thank you! <3

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Sue Kearney April 1, 2012 at 5:58 am

Thank you for this! I’m 61 and totally revamping everything about my business, my offers, how I am being of sacred service. I struggle often with the too-late thing.

Love and blessings!
Sue

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Marthe April 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Sue, you’re awesome! You’re in your prime age to do all those things! <3<3

Sending love to you too!

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Katie April 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

thank you for this! i’m now closing the laptop to go get one of my dreams off the ground

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Marthe April 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Exactly the reaction I’m hoping for! Hope everything works out and that your dream is flying high!

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Kahea April 2, 2012 at 2:45 am

A much-needed reminder/push that came at the perfect time. Thanks!

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Marthe April 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

That’s great, I love it when what I have to give meets someone who needs it at the right time.

Hope you’re working on something amazing! :)

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Katherine April 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

I was just about to do a post on dreams this week but this post will validate what I was going to say, look out for a pingback ;)

Sometimes all people need is to know that other people feel the fear and do it anyway to get started on their own dreams. Thank you!

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Marthe April 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Yay!

YES. Everyone feels the fear, I’m certain of it. The difference is how you deal with it – you can either let it stop you or you can use it as fuel. It’s not easy, but we’ve all got the power!

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Chrissa ~ a tad bit creative June 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

So true – it’s never too late! Always good to have that reminder though :)

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