Is it Ever too Late to Pursue Your Passions?
Deadlines and becoming a daredevil or stunt-person at 80 years old aside, the short answer is no, but there are conditions. Pursuing one's passion can feel like a truly life-altering decision, of the most epic proportions, and chances are it just may be, especially, when it comes on the lingering thought that, "I may have missed my chance."
What does it even mean to miss your chance? Over time, there have been no shortage of stories of people, who, against the odds, would've gone on to earn, learn and become great. The ones, who dared to write their own story the way they saw fit, redefining the 'expected standard'. With that said, lets delve into exploring some of the conditions that help answer the question of 'is it ever too late to pursue your passions?'.
Over time, there have been no shortage of stories of people, who, against the odds, would've gone on to earn, learn and become great.
Are you willing to take the risk?
Despite all else, this may just be the most relevant question that you can ask yourself. Are you actually willing to take that risk? In positioning yourself to figure this out, you'll need to identify what are the possible risks involved, in following your intended pursuit. For a sense of direction, look into areas such as time invested, money spent, diverted focus, etc.
For good measure, you can turn that question into another question, by asking, are you willing to not take the risk? This adds a little more sauce to the previous question and may just be what is needed to come around to a more certain answer and way to ascertain if it's too late to pursue your passions.
Despite all else, this may just be the most relevant question that you can ask yourself. Are you actually willing to take that risk?
You may have to work really hard
In the face of possibly being 'too late', chances are higher that you may be facing some version of the game, 'playing catchup'. You may be now required to start all over, learn a new skill, train harder, invest a bit more or endure sleepless nights, in order to make your passion materialize into something of meaning, but this isn't something that will, and commitment won't begin to solve.
Set your targets, map out your roadmap, reaffirm your why and resolutely ride on out, into the heat of things. What's important is that you know what makes it important to you.
Set your targets, map out your roadmap, reaffirm your why and resolutely ride on out, into the heat of things.
It’s your life and you are in charge
I know, there are some factors that can play a significant role in your ability to change course and jump right into pursuing your passion, but it doesn't change the fact that it's your life and you are at the helm. With some strategic planning you can chart a way forward, even if it means going with the pace of the flow that's available to you; in all honesty, you're already a little late, right, so what do you have to lose, if you need to slow down the pace to get what you desire?
Outline the conditions for success and break them down into digestible bits so that you can work with what's available to you, based on your capabilities. The best thing you can do for yourself would be to go with the flow, rather than against it, but to reiterate, you're still the one at the helm.
You're already a little late, right, so what do you have to lose, if you need to slow down the pace to get what you desire?
Seek help on getting the process started, if need be. Life coaching is a great avenue that ensures that you don't have to endure the process alone, incur unnecessary steps, or become stuck along the way. You may already feel behind on the pursuit of your passion, so it only makes sense that you give yourself the best chance at success.
Feel free to reach out, for a free discovery call, and let's begin to put the wheels in motion, and get you the outcome you most desire.
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