There’s a disgruntled old man sitting in a chair somewhere, his gaze fixed on nothing in particular, though it looks like he’s staring out through the window. Languishing in this chair as often as he can, he tries to wonder what the squirrel is thinking or what the birds are up to. Anything to keep his mind from going to the nagging thought that he hasn’t lived up to his dreams, that he somehow missed the mark.
The story of this man is not unique. This is the story of millions of people who reach a certain age and think, “It’s too late. I’ve missed my goal. I didn’t make it.”
In the rush to compete with our peers, we so easily forget that some of the biggest brands and companies in the world were started from nothing by people in their 50’s or 60’s. More importantly, we forget the value of impacting individual lives in a meaningful way.
Look around you today – is there one person you could share some of your life experiences with? Surely there’s one. Is there one person you know or you see who could use some uplifting encouragement? Surely there’s one.
You are so valuable and you have so much to offer! You must see that in yourself. Offer someone a word of encouragement today and see what happens! You might find that putting a smile on someone’s face is a feeling you can’t compare and one you’ll want to enjoy over and over again.
It’s never too late to make a difference.