I love Mel Robbins, she’s one of my role models, like Brene Brown.
Last week she was talking about age and how we tend to measure whether or not we can do what we want in life by saying, “I’m too old…to go back to school, start a new career, start a business, (fill in your dream here!),” or “I’m too young (ie too inexperienced) to start a business, share my ideas in a meeting, (full in your dream here!).”
And yet, every single day people are doing it.
Defying what your inner critic is whispering in your ear, that you can’t do it.
Think about this…let’s say your 49 (like me!) and you’re tired of your job. You want to go back to school to be a programmer*. It’s going to take you 5 years and $50k.
What if you were to do it?
Imagine your life in 5 years: you do nothing, and in 5 years you’re exactly as unhappy as you are now.
Imagine your life in 5 years: living your dream.
Every day take one small action toward your dream. Set a timer for ten minutes and spend it on your one task.
Day 1: look up schools
Day 2: make a list of schools near you
Day 3: check out application dates
Day 4: look at the application process
…just one small action item every day and in 5 years you’ll get there.
It’s not too late.
Make it happen.
P.S. If your dream is to become a programmer, check out Breaking Into Start ups.
P.P.S. Check out Mel Robbins new book Take Control of Your Life
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