You’re probably heard it all before how, especially in this day of the internet revolution, it is truly never too late to get started. While these tips are true, they’re stated by someone who probably never took a daring chance in their lives; always stuck to what they know because it’s safe.
If you would like to become the opposite of these people, continue reading. I will give you my real, proven (for me) motivation to work for your dream no matter your age.
Usually I drag my posts along to seem like I know what I’m talking about. But today is going to be short and sweet:
Stop. Making. Excuses.
You’re scared. I know this because I’m terrified 100% of the time. I grew up needing to know exactly how my life was going to turn out. And I did for the most part. For the first 18 years of my life, everything I wanted and knew would happen did. And that life was so incredibly boring.
I never took risks. I didn’t reach out to people because I had too much social anxiety and anger. I stayed home, did my homework, and went to sleep at 9pm sharp like a good little girl. All in the hopes that college would be full of parties, booze, and admittedly, sex. But it wasn’t because I still never put myself out there.
I was in a familiar situation - school - and acted the exact same way. It wasn’t until I dropped out that I realized I should really invest my time into YouTube if I want to make it big on the platform.
Now I’m obviously not YouTube famous - yet - because you probably have no idea who I am. But your main take away from this story should be the fact that I stopped making excuses and deliberately put myself into an unfamiliar and terrifying situation in order to prioritize A) my passion career, and B) myself.
If I can drop out of college to pursue my life’s dream, you can take an hour out of your day to pursue yours. There’s 24 hours in a day. Pick one and roll with it.
Point blank, you’re never too young and you’re never too old. Take acting lessons at 35 if you want to be an actor. Fly an airplane at 52 if you want to get rich flying cargo for Amazon. Install a pole in your living room at 96 if it’s your dream to be a stripper.