“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss
Do you ever feel like it’s too late for you to achieve a particular dream?
Maybe you’ve been thinking of trying something new but you are looking at the “sunk cost” of what you’ve been doing
A sunk cost is an economic term and is defined as a cost that has already been incurred and which cannot be recovered to any significant degree. Thank
That is “Non refundable”
An example could be money spent on building a house. Once you build, you can’t “unbuild” or “unpay” the workers that have worked on the project.
Some bus drivers won’t even allow you return a ticket once you’ve paid
But in this case, a sunk cost is doing the same thing without result because you’re scared it’s too late to try something new
Maybe you’d like to go back to school
Start a new business
Take a new course
Take charge of your life and change it for the better
But you’re thinking
“I’m too old to start” , “It’s too late for me”, “That’s for young people not me” … or any variation of this thought process, It is a limiting belief you should do away with.
I don’t know who brainwashed you into thinking that there is an arbitrary windows of time when you should have tried something and then believe it’s not possible once those days are gone
But we’re here to pour cold water on that nonsense talk.
Lets examine that thought process… Is it true? Only if you let it.
That is why I called it a limiting belief because once you think something can’t be done, it can’t be done.
You can only do things you believe are possible for you.
If you don’t think it’s possible for you to go back to school, you won’t take a apply, check out affordable schools that fit your schedule, or take the chances you need to get back into school.
If you don’t believe it’s possible to fall in love, you likely won’t put yourself out there and open your heart to let someone in.
If you don’t think you can learn a new skill, you won’t look for trainings that would help you, try out things and finally see what works for you.
Instead of doing the things that would make you feel alive and proud of who you would grow into, you’ll simply sit back—feeling frustrated, regretful, and living in a world of “what ifs”
“Barring physical limitations, it is never too late—for anything. No matter what you did yesterday or what type of person you’ve been, you can wake up today and decide who you want to be. Don’t think about as changing. Think about as living this moment as you want to.” – Lori Deschene
Unless you take a chance and believe it is not to late for you, you won’t accomplish anything
You have to start. Don’t wait for motivation – it comes once you’ve started. The next step would show
If you don’t start, each day that comes and goes would make you feel more and more disconnected with the life you’re living and the life you are always dreaming about
Like Lailah Gifty Akita once wrote “Once alive, there is nothing late.
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