I’ve personally heard people tell me that “It’s too late for me to change this” or “I’m too old to do that”. Quite frankly I don’t subscribe to that type of mentality and for the life of me can’t understand why some people do either? With all the information and technology that we have available today, we capable of greater things than our parents and grandparents so why the defeatist mentality? Could it be a form of social conformity? Maybe a convenient way to fit in? I’m not sure what the exact reasons are but I can tell you that it’s all hog wash! If you’re mindset is properly adjusted, you can certainly accomplish most anything in life, at any age, at any time.
Nola Ochs didn’t subscribe to the non-sense either . At the age of 95, she became the world’s oldest college graduate. Or how about former school teacher Katsusuke Yanagisawa who became the oldest person to climb Everest at the ripe age of 71. These are just two examples of people who did not accept their age as a limitation. Instead they had a vision of what they wanted to accomplish and completed the task successfully. They did not listen to the naysayers that tried to discourage them from their dreams.
The moral of all of this is the sooner you remove the limitations that you have set upon yourself, the sooner you will realize the potential you have to accomplish extraordinary feats.
Trust yourself, and most importantly believe in yourself because when the road becomes tough, you may be on your own. Belief, faith, and determination, will carry you the rest of the way.
In the words of the great pioneer of his day when describing his martial art philosophy:
“Having no limitation as limitation” –Bruce Lee
Make it a great Monday.
Certified Performance Coach