LIFE IS NOW
It's never too late or too early to make your life the very best it can be. There's an old saying that we don't "go" through life we "grow" through life. I find that so true as I look back through different trials I've been through. Even when times are tough you have to find the happiness or see the bigger brighter picture.
Another thing is to not get caught up worrying when your life is going great. This steals the joy of the moment. You have to be present with the "now" and learn from the lessons or appreciate the blessings.
Life isn't about being right or pretending you know it all. It's about learning and growing every step of the way. This is why I love to read different personal development books. You actually get to learn from someone who has been there. It's almost like you get to learn their life lessons without actually having to go through all the heartache or "head banging against the wall" moments. You just get straight to the lesson.
Age is just a number...
At age 7 Mozart wrote his first symphony.
At 14 Country singer Leann Rimes won her first two grammy awards.
At 20 Debbi Fields founded Mrs. Fields Cookie Company
At 21 Fred DeLuca co founded Subway with just $1,000 in the bank.
At 43 John F. Kennedy ran for the U.S. Presidency and won.
At 45 George Foreman regained the heavy weight championship of the world.
At 46 Jack Nicklaus won his sixth masters tournament.
At 57 Ray Kroc founded Mc'Donalds.
At 62 Colonel Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken
At 86 Ruth Rothfarb ran the Boston Marathon in just over five hours. "You lose a lot of speed between 80 and 86" she joked.
Abe Lincoln wasn't afraid of failure and because of that he is one of the greatest in history.
1831 - Lost his job
1832 - Lost the run for Illinois State Legislature
1833 - Failed in business
1834 - Elected to Illinois State Legislature (success)
1835 - Sweetheart died
1836 - Had nervous breakdown
1838 - Lost the run for Illinois House Speaker
1843 - Lost the run for nomination for U.S. Congress
1846 - Elected to Congress (success)
1848 - Lost re-nomination
1849 - Rejected for land officer position
1854 - Lost the run for U.S. Senate
1856 - Lost the run for nomination for Vice President
1858 - Again defeated in run for U.S. Senate
1860 - Elected President (success)
That looks like a pretty glum résumé, making you wonder how he ever made it to the top. The point is HE NEVER GAVE UP. He had a mission and so do you. Fight for your goals and ignore the failures you've made in the past. The successful people you see aren't successful because they never fail. They are successful because they keep going when they do fail.