By John Holland
Are you stuck in a mindset of “It’s too late for me?” Maybe you feel “It’s too late” to start a new relationship, so you tell everyone you’re going to remain single for the rest of your life. Or maybe you were passed up for a promotion or feel you’re too old to try something new, so you close yourself off and say: “Well, I wanted to do that, but it’s too late now.” Why let your psychological fear hold you ransom and hold you back from what you want to do? It’s never too late!
A client recently told me a story about her aunt who at the age of 70 went back to college to get a degree in English. Was it too late for her? She clearly didn’t think so. I also saw a TV show featuring a happy, lively 82-year-old man windsurfing on the ocean alongside all the 20-something surfer dudes. Apparently, he didn’t believe he was too old for anything. I even have a friend in her mid-50s who decided to go back to school this fall, and is now enrolled in an online program to get her master’s degree.
When you make excuses, you block all of the positive people and situations from manifesting in your life. These people and situations could bring an unlimited amount of spirit energy, passion and joy to your soul. The soul is ageless. It’s eternal. That’s why so many people say, “I really don’t feel that old.”
It’s your physical body that ages – not your soul. By tapping in to your soul and the power of your spirit that flows through it, you can feel youthful. This power will bring energy and vitality to your physical body when you need it the most. It all comes down to your beliefs and your attitude.
Do you know what happens when you really believe you’re too old? You just get older. You have a choice of whether to say “I can’t” and “I can.” My first administrative assistant has a very young minded 94-year-old mother who volunteers once a week at a homeless shelter. I’ve seen people in their 30s act older than her mom. And let’s not forget Louise Hay who started Hay House Publishing late in life and is still active in the business at 87. It’s all a matter of how you think and what you believe.
Here are 10 steps to help you break free from the “It’s too late” syndrome:
- Adopt an attitude of “It’s never too late.”
- Try something new every day. You’re never too old to try.
- Break out of your routine at least once a week.
- Believe in yourself.
- Ignore statements from others who say, “You’re too old.”
- Express your passion in all you do.
- Associate with people who “do” rather than “say.”
- Enroll in that evening class or online workshop that you’ve always wanted to join.
- Let go of excuses that hinder your potential to achieve.
- Follow your heart. You don’t want to become one of those people say, “If only I had…”