Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Am I too old to be a ... ??

Am I too old to be a [fill in the blank]? I am a young person, but even I sometimes ponder this horrendously inappropriate question. The concept that anyone could be too "old" to be something is a form of thinking that has sadly been passed down, generation after generation. This sad, limited form of thinking where we don't act on our dreams because we just might be a little too old.

How sad. How very, very sad.

I am here to tell you that you are never too old to do anything. You, the 12 year old who wants to become a doctor but you think you can't because you got a D on that stupid 6th grade math test. Yes, you can be a doctor!

You, the 65 year old man who totally used to rock out on the guitar with your garage band, but had to stop doing it [well, you really didn't but we don't go there] because you had to take a family. Yes, you can still be a rock god! [I would suggest going raw, meditation, and doing facercise so you are super photogenic -- looks do count, but Tina Turner is "old" and still considered a beauty icon. Tom Cruise is almost 50 and looks 25]

To the woman who wants to become a better cook and have a food blog, but think you don't have enough experience or you simply can't measure up to the other established blogs, you sure as hell can do it!

But we all have to kick butt and hustle to get things done. Dreaming only sets the stage, but you have to take action to get where you DESERVE and need to be. What if I told you that it was your OBLIGATION to succeed at whatever task you thought you were too old to perform? It would be your obligation to the universe so you could show people after you that indeed you were not too old, you were excellent at it, and they can do it too!

That would be awesome.

So that's your assignment.

February 11th

Assignment: Find one thing that you think you're too old to do, and do it. If it's a huge task, like becoming a rock star, break it into tiny increments. You have six months to do it -- hustle hard, and come back and report. The universe and the human race is depending on your success. No pressure or anything.

[point of inspiration: Grandma Moses didn't start painting until she was in her 70s. You know who Grandma Moses is, right?]

1 comment:

PCLicious Video Tutorials said...

Your never too old to do something unless its say gymnastics, don’t want a 90 year old flipping around with arthritis and breaking bones now, no matter how many one-a-day's or centrum's they have been taken :D

So I would say almost anything is possible at any age. That Grandma Moses correlation was great :)

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