- Too late to change their major.
- Too late to go back to school.
- Too late to shift careers.
- Too late to re-enter the workforce.
- Too late to pursue a dream.
- Too late to start a business.
- Too late to start a non-profit.
- Too late to move, to create a life in another place.
This always makes me sad because it is so untrue. If you’re still functioning, it is NOT too late.
I love the George Eliot quote, “It’s NEVER too late to be what you might have been.”
It’s never too late to make a mid-course correction, even if it IS late in the course.
Yes, it can be a hassle. Yes, it can take risk. Yes, it can cost money.
- living your life on purpose, rather than just marking time,
- living with no regrets,
- loving what you do, priceless.
You need to start with considering the possibility that it IS possible.
Ask, How could I ….
There is almost always a way to make it happen – it might not be able to happen overnight, but it is entirely worth the effort.
You may need an objective person outside your current family and friend system –
- to help you see how,
- to help you envision the possibilities,
- to help you create a plan to make it happen, while keeping practicalities in mind.
But it almost always IS possible.
And oh, so worth it!
So my challenge today is to stop and check in with yourself –
Is there something you’ve pushed away because you think it’s too late?
Are you enjoying what you do? What you’re studying?
There’s no perfect thing, no one loves anything 100% of the time, but there’s a difference between thinking it’s hard/being in the midst of the learning curve/paying your dues and doing the grunt work and just marking time and finishing the course because you don’t think it’s an option to do anything else.
Take a few minutes to stop and really ask yourself –
- Am I in the right fit?
- Am I on the right path?
- Am I creating, or have I created, a life I love?
If not, then what is one thing you could do today to shift, or to explore the possibility of shifting?
And take that one step.
You don’t need to know the whole process to get started, just take one step at a time.
I’d love to help.
Two suggestions for first steps: download the free The First Five Steps to a Career You Love worksheet (link below) and click here to join the waitlist to be notified when the THRIVE membership re-opens.