Lately, I’ve been hearing quite a few people say that they are getting too old to be pursuing their dreams. But success can happen at any age, right? I started to question my own journey of fulfilling all the magnanimous dreams in my head. Am I too old? Have I lost my chance? Is it past my prime?
Then I thought: NO! It can’t be! Maybe I haven’t reached A-List red carpet status yet, but goddamn if I am gonna quit now. I have continue to go for it or die trying!
“But WHY?” you might ask me. “Why go through all that disappointment and rejection and get knocked down time and time again?”
My answer: because I can’t imagine how my life would be if I was no longer creating the art that fills my soul with so much joy.
Listen, I chose a career that has a high risk of failure, where the odds are completely stacked against me, and where there is a massive possibility that I may never “make it”. But whether your dream is to be an Academy Award winning actress or to travel the world or find the love of your life, that dream is VALID and has the chance to come true if thinking about it lights you up with joy. If thinking about your wildest dream still puts a smile on your face, then don’t ever give up on it. Get out there. Take some inspired action. Believe in your heart that — come hell or high water — you’re gonna make it happen.
Too often, we get told that we have to achieve our massive success by the time we are 21. We are inundated with images of these young celebrities achieving all their fame and fortune at such a young age. Here’s the thing: You are not past your prime.
YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO MAKE YOUR WILDEST DREAMS BECOME A REALITY!!
YOU ARE POWERFUL. YOU ARE WORTHY. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
- Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at age 40.
- Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 40.
- Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting at age 42.
- Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46.
- Morgan Freeman landed his first MAJOR movie role at age 52.
- Kathryn Bigelow only reached international success when she made “The Hurt Locker” at age 57.
- Grandma Moses didn’t begin her painting career until age 76.
- Louise Bourgeois didn’t become a famous artist until she was 78.
SUCCESS STARTS BY SAYING YES TO YOU!