There’s No Age Limit on Doing

Expand your way of thinking!

C.S. Lewis once said:

You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

We have this idea in America that once you’ve decided exactly what you’re gonna do, that’s what you’re gonna do. You’re not going to deviate from that choice, you’re going to settle into it and get stuff done like any grown and mature adult.

This view of how to live is completely wrong and incongruent with the way that learning works.

The more you learn and the more experience you have, the more you know. The better equipped you are to make decisions. As you continue to learn and grow as a person, you will obviously understand the world differently and see the world around you in a different way.

Of course, by seeing the world differently and having a better understanding of life, your views on certain things may change. Your dreams may become different and you will have ideas and thoughts that you’ve never had before.

Far too many times, I’ve met older adults that tell me an idea they have, or a hobby they want to pursue, or a language they want to learn, or a business they want to start. And you know what? They move one. They forget about their dream, their idea. They get back into their routines. They believe that they are too old to do something knew, too old to change.

Don’t ever think that you’re too old to change what you’re doing or that you’ve already got a job and graduated college for this and this is what you’re going to do. Please, immediately disregard this line of thinking. It’s poison to our society, and it discourages anyone above the age of twenty from pursuing dreams and ideas.

Don’t suppress your dreams. Don’t bury them, or hide them, or ignore them. Use them. Create something. Start doing.

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