Never too old (or too young) to set another goal or dream another dream.
“Never too old…” This is a quote by C.S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He’s the author of some of my most favorite books, which include the children’s Narnia series, and the adult tongue-in-cheek “Screwtape Letters“.
Is age your consideration?
Sometimes we might think we’re too old. Or too young.
Age is just an excuse, rather than a real reason not to set a goal or try something new.
Sure, our bodies age, but our spirits don’t need to match the date on our birth certificate. You’re never too old. Consider Mark Twain’s thoughts on the idea:
I am aware that I am very old now; but I am also aware that I have never been so young as I am now, in spirit, since I was fourteen and entertained Jim Wolf with the wasps. I am only able to perceive that I am old by a mental process; I am altogether unable to feel old in spirit. It is a pity, too, for my lapses from gravity must surely often be a reproach to me. When I am in the company of very young people I always feel that I am one of them, and they probably privately resent it.
– Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2 (2013), p. 266. Dictated 30 October 1906.
Look around you…
Take a look around at those who are succeeding in a dream you’d want to pursue. I’m guessing they’re at all ages and stages – so there’s lots of room for you too!
If you could set another goal, or dream a new dream, what would it be?
- You’re never too old to write a book. Here are 11 famous writers that started late.
- You’re not too old to climb a mountain. Robert J. Wheeler climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 85.
- It’s never too late to find success in our chosen field! Here’s a book with 50 people who were over 50!
You are never too old…
What do you need to feel encouraged?
(Go ahead and pin the photo below to remind yourself – it’s a bit of a positivity prompt!)