So many times in our lives, we go on dismissing, not even trying out new things and not even daring to dream a new dream because we think it’s already too late.
We see all the people ahead of us who started a long time ago and we feel we can be nowhere close to them, so why even start?
No wonder we feel discouraged before we even begin.
When I decided to start a blog back in 2020, I felt the exact same.
There were so many people who had started a blog 3 years, 5 years and 10 years before me, and I felt like I was too late to be in the blogging game.
I would look at the amount of posts they had on their blog and I would get discouraged thinking when I would be able to reach the same.
The same feeling would crop up. The feeling of- I wish I had started sooner.
But looking back now, I am so glad I started in 2020, and now 2020 seems pretty early to have started a blog.
You might feel that this present time is too late to start something and you might wish to have started sooner, but if you are able to look 5 years or even 1 year ahead of you, you will look back at this very time and you will find that, that sooner is today.
But if you don’t start now thinking it’s too late, after 5 years you will still be saying, “I wish I started sooner” and regret not starting then.
The same goes for age.
When I reached my 20s I felt like I was getting old, but now that I reached 30 this year, I know that my 20s were the most youthful years of my life that I’ll never get back.
(Thankfully, I spent my 20s wonderfully- cultivated good habits, worked on my personal growth and explored new things.)
Many of us in our 30s or 40s might start feeling old and be scared to try new things, learn a new skill, start a new career, take up a degree or go after our dreams and wishes, but when you’re in your 50s and 60s, you will look back at this age thinking of how young you actually were and all the potential you had to change your life.
You might think being 60 is old, but when you’re 70 or 80, you would love to rewind those years and wish to do more of the things you loved and could.
I think we’re not as old as our age, but as young as our age.
You’ll never be this young as the age you are in right now and you’ll never be as sooner as the time you are in right now.
My mother is 50 now. Till her 40s her (our) life was very hard, but it was in her early 40s that she too embarked on her personal growth journey along with me.
She too started reading books, started taking time out for self-care and working on herself.
As we both intentionally brought our focus back to ourselves, both our lives transformed and with it, so did our relationship with each other.
At this age, she too has started her own blog now ( though I am helping her a bit with it) and is such a good student 😀
She learned how to ride a scooter in her late 40s and now goes places by herself. She is enthusiastic about learning new things, loves to travel, takes pictures and videos, and I am so happy to see her zeal.
She has quit her job, now that I am financially stable and is living her best life happy with our dogs.
This year I reached my 30s and I know that I am still in my youthful years.
I am so enthusiastic about this decade and about all the things this decade will bring.
So this was just a small reminder from me to tell you that the best time to start is today (even if you don’t feel ready)
And the best age to be and do the things you love is the age you are in right now.
Let us live our best possible lives.
Journal Prompt of the Week
Table of Contents
What are the things you can attempt to do in this lifetime?
Blog Post of the Week
Quote of the Week
One from others
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. … The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”
One from me
We live in a great fertile Universe. Whatever seeds we sow, we reap them. We must make sure we sow seeds of love, hope, courage and happiness.
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