Have you seen those retirement commercials? You know the ones I’m talking about. The commercials that promise you can do whatever you dream once you retire, as long as you invest with them. But why should you wait to retire before you do what you love? Why not start now, today, and live the rest of your life for the present instead of the future?
What’s holding you back? Is it a lack of education? A lack of resources? Or is it just fear, plain and simple? Don’t let anything hold you back from achieving your dreams. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still do what you love.
If it is education that is holding you back, then go to school. There have never been as many adult learners in history as there are today, so you won’t be alone. Plus, with online degrees you don’t even have to miss work to further your education.
The excuse of not having the resources won’t cut it anymore either. There is always a place to get your ideas funded. Government grants, non-profit organizations, even your friends and family can help you to have the money you need to make your dream a reality. Whether you are starting a new business, inventing something, or just embarking on a new career, there is always someone out there that can help you out. The internet is a great resource for connecting people who have similar interest, so take a look around and see what you can find.
If you feel too afraid to start pursuing your dream, guess what... Everyone is afraid; you just have to learn to continue despite the fear. It is not fear of success that scares you, it is failure. Don’t let the fear of failing stop you from even trying. If you think you won’t be able to survive, will lose everything you have, take a look around you. What will you really be losing? What can you do without? What is holding you back from pursuing your dream?
Don’t let your past determine your future. Look ahead and take it one day at a time. If you keep your goal in mind and make a plan, you are sure to succeed.
Sara is an active nanny as well as an active freelance writer. She is a frequent contributor of nanny agency. Learn more about her here.