It’s Never Too Late to Do What You Love

December 10, 2016

We are the ones who prohibit our personal growth, be this due to laziness, out of a fear of failure or maybe the fear of leaving our comfort zone.

Doing what you love gives you strength, defines you, and builds you up as a person, as someone who is able to trace his own path day by day, freely and with total fulfillment.

This is something that we all know, and yet we are also sure that it is not always easy to do what we really love. Work, family obligations, and sometimes, even the burden of routine tie anchors to our inner desires.

In life, we have to maintain a proper balance. We should neglect the people we love, but it is important to remember that we ourselves are also important.

And that if we stop doing what we like doing, little by little we will break away from our identity…

Who says it is too late to do what you love?

It is very likely that at some time in your life, the following has happened to you. You have wanted to make a change in your life and someone, almost always a close family member or friend, has told us, “You are too old to do something like that.”

You have to remember that the only person who has the right to tell you what you have to do or must not do at any point in time is you. You can listen to the words of others with patience and respect, but the decision lies in your hands.

Girl in Hot Air Balloon

The best age is yours right now

Do not think twice about it. There is not a best age or an age where a person loses the right to start new things. It is never too late for what makes us happy, and we have to always keep that in mind.

The worst regret that we can have is getting to an old age, aware of the fact that our life has been “a life unlived.”

They say that each stage in our lives has its characteristics and its experiences to go through, to discover. There is no doubt about that, but we are not going to “stop filling up our backpacks” just because we have accumulated great experience. With more experience, more wisdom, and more assurance to keep living, to do what you love.

Those who tell us that “it is too late”

Sometimes, when we set our minds on doing what we really want to or have always dreamed of doing, we find ourselves faced with one social wall or another.

Social walls are nothing more than prejudices, limiting thoughts and anchors to the personal growth of another person.

Keep in mind that those who try to stop you from doing what you want to can be the closest people in your social circle, and they do it because they are afraid of losing you, they are afraid that you will break that tie that you have with them in order to step out of your comfort zone.

Maybe you are dreaming of a trip or signing up for courses, going out a bit more, and staying with friends.

Doing what you love does not always translate into extreme changes. In fact, most of the time, they are daily actions that fill us with happiness.

Those who tell us that it is too late are attacking our self-esteem. They are making us believe that our train has already left the station and that for us, life is reduced to dreaming about what could have been and never was. Do not allow this.

Doing what you love without causing other people pain

The key is as simple as that: You can do whatever you want, so long as your actions do no harm to the people you love.

How does this come about? We have to keep in mind that sometimes, small actions can bring about undesired consequences. For example, it is not a matter of wanting to go around the world blowing all the savings of the household, nor even neglecting our children. Everything has its balance.

Doing what you love freely, in a fulfilled way, and with this benefiting others is the best thing there can be. Think, for example, about the people who finally return to university to get that education that they have always dreamed about.

Caravan at Night

Something like this enriches us inside, it makes us feel proud. And someone who feels good about himself can make others happier as well.

Doing what you love should not be complicated. No one can surround you with walls, not even yourself, because whether we believe it or not, we are the ones who prohibit ourselves the most.

These are the ways that we do it:

  • Through limiting attitudes, thinking that we are too old for certain things.
  • Being afraid of failure, of making a mistake.
  • Being afraid of what others may say about us when we do something that we want to in a given moment.
  • Thinking that we are not going to be able to do it, that we are not good enough for certain things anymore…

We have to be brave, to have courage, and always remember that it is never too late to be happy. It is never too late to fall in love again, to take a trip, or to acquire new skills.

As long as your hope is strong, health is on your side, and optimism is there, nothing and nobody can impose limits upon you.