Those of us in our sixties may excuse ourselves from anything resembling a dream or a new mission in life. Convincing yourself that it’s too late to write a book or start a new business is a copout.
The Dream Matters
Your dreams matter, regardless of when they choose to surface. We often recognize our dreams and the gifts we were given to pursue them when we were kids. But until recently, any of those dreams that had to do with creativity were dismissed as impractical. So we bury it. Once we’re ready to release the stresses of life, often because of maturity, those dreams come bubbling back to the surface. Here you are, 60 years old with an unfulfilled dream you had completely forgotten about.
Practicality Does Still Exist
Of course, if your dream was to be the quarterback for the Patriots, my money is on that not happening. But what about writing a novel about that dream instead. The fact is, if you really are too late for the dream of your childhood, it doesn’t mean you can’t build on that dream in other ways.
Make It So
At 64, I’m finally starting to get serious about my writing, with plans to build an online business around that writing. Nobody online that needs help with something gives a rip how old I am. If there’s something I can share that will be of value to them, I will serve it and they will consume it.
Use It Or Lose It
As a senior citizen, the one thing you have that many other entrepreneurs don’t have is life experience. Even if you’re embarking on a new business venture that you know little about going in, you have the gift of life that has taken root as common sense. People these days need that common sense and lots of it. You know it and I know it.
Don’t back away just because you’re just now recognizing that dream for what it is. Clear that path and claim your peace. You deserve it.
What plans are you pursuing at this late season of your life? I’d love to hear about it.
Despite what many people think, old dogs do learn new tricks, especially when there is some, good motivation behind them.