How many people have reinvented themselves late in life and committed to pursuing dreams that were placed on hold because they were busy raising families or doing things that were expected of them. There may have been no time for adventure or risk taking. Much of life's work is about getting from one day to the next.
But as we grow older we are bolstered by the wisdom that comes from decades of life experience and we are less afraid to take risks. We know the clock is ticking.
Fortified by the fact that we have survived many of the challenges of living we wonder why not?
After all what could possibly happen?
So we may get rejected, people may scoff at our silliness. But who cares. Isn't it worse to never have tried than to try and fail.
Nothing is gained from being fearful.
Your thoughts govern your behavior.
Only a handful of people will pat you on the back for your successes and those are the ones who love you. And that's all that matters.
“People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may
wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young
as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old
as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central
place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives
messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your
heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and
then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just