It's Never Too Late

 

As a speaker, I have opportunities to tell my story to both youth and adult audiences.  Despite the age group, I’m often asked the same questions, “How did you get where you are today?”  Their curiosity is fueled by the seemingly midlife crisis-like shift in career paths.  I realize to onlookers the move from corporate manager to a coach, speaker and trainer is uncommon, possibly bizarre to some. It may appear that I was traveling in one direction and suddenly took a sharp turn right to travel off road.  My response to them is clear, “It’s never too late!” 

 

Buried deep inside all of us is a seed of passion.  It’s waiting to birthed.  Unlike a baby who receives nutrients from the mother, the passion seed is nurtured by your life’s experiences if you chose to feed it.  Over time it grows into something impactful for you and others that are lucky to cross your path.  It’s never too late to be the person that passion transforms you to be.

 

The problem is many people starve their passion for a pay check.  The hunger for the American dream of worldly possessions will cause you to make choices that ultimately inhibit the growth of your passion.  This was my story until I shifted my beliefs.  I believe…

 

  • It’s never too late to do what you love. Doing what you love makes life worth living.  Simon Sinek says, “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.”

  • It’s never too late to live a life that impact others.  It makes the world a better place.  Mother Teresa is quoted saying, “Life is not worth living unless it is lived for others.”  Her life was a testimony of that belief.

  • It’s never too late to be who you were born to be.  Understanding your purpose, your calling, is one of the biggest mysteries in life.  Millions of books are sold each year aimed at providing insight on how to do this. Figuring it out and walking into your purpose it is the greatest gift you can give to the world and honor you can give to God, your creator.

I could no longer ignore the increased appetite to feed my passions.  If they were to die so would my thirst in life. It’s time to stop ignoring that inclining inside of you, because it’s never too late.

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