If you are like most people, I’m sure at one time or another you have had thoughts like, ‘I wish I had done this’ or ‘why didn’t I do that?’. My biggest one is something will happen and then a week later I will think, ‘dang, I should have said…’. In cases like that, there usually isn’t much you can do and so you learn from it for the future, move on and let it go.
However, on the bigger things in life like, ‘gee, I wish I had gone to collage’ or ‘gee, I wish I had learned to play the piano when I was younger’. Sometimes people act as if there is a time limit on when they can do things. Like you have to go to collage by the time you are 25 or you can never go. Or you have to learn to play the piano by time you are 12 or you can never learn to play the piano. Well that is just silly! I know a woman that got her college degree when she was 60 and I know a man who is taking piano lessons at the age of 70. So I know there is no time limit for those things.
Oh sure, we can all come up with excuses for not doing things now that we wish we had done years ago, but remember, those are just excuses.
There Is Magic In Every Day
If there is something that you really want to do, (it doesn’t have to be going to collage or learning to play the piano), why don’t you do them. I wanted to do what I am doing today 30 years ago. But not being a licensing artist 30 years ago doesn’t mean that I can’t do it today!
Start looking at what you really want to do and start moving in the direction of doing it. It is never too late to start and since every day holds new magic, you just might find the path to doing what you really want to do is actually much easier than you ever thought it would be.
Be grateful every day for all the new and wonderful opportunities that are available to you.