Don’t you dare believe that you’re too old and that it’s too late for you. So you haven’t achieved all you set out to do and at times you feel an utter failure. Everything you’ve been through has been preparing you for this moment.
It’s something I’ve struggled with too, letting go of the need for things to be different. But in the disappointment of the past is the opportunity, right now, to decide on the future you want to create.
So instead of beating yourself up about all that you haven’t achieved, reframe your experiences. What if the reason those goals didn’t happen was because they weren’t meant for you. Perhaps there were lessons you had to learn and wisdom you had to acquire from those failures. Maybe just maybe that dream you’re holding onto isn’t right for you.
Just because something used to be a dream for your former self doesn’t mean it’s still relevant to your future self.
The goals you had ten years ago may not be the goals that motivate you today. The future you wanted to create in your twenties or thirties may not be that important to you now. You’re a different person with values and desires that have changed. Your priorities just aren’t the same.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, it may be time to write a new chapter for your life. To look forward with brutal honesty and ask yourself:
What do you want right now at this stage of your life?
What is the future you want to create?
Don’t get distracted by thoughts about it being too late or what other people want you to do. Really dig deep to figure out what truly matters to you. Believe that you have the ability to change course and reinvent yourself. You’re just one decision away.
The time is now!
You’re probably feeling scared and that’s ok. It’s not easy to let go of things you’ve held onto for so long. But if they’re dragging you down perhaps it’s time to release them from your life.
Sometimes we have to let go of what we think we want in order to make way for what we really need.
The time to be courageous is now. Step into the new year with clarity, optimism and purpose. Let 2022 be the year you let go of the old. It’s time my friend to dream a new dream.