“She who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.” – As A Man Thinketh
Several weeks ago I shared with our readers the story of Anne Jensen, a California woman, who celebrated her 80th birthday in a very special way — skydiving for the first time in her life.
Several months ago I told readers about Doris Eaton Travis, the last of the Ziegfeld dancers. She just celebrated her 102nd birthday and later this month will continue her annual tradition of dancing on Broadway.
Anne and Doris are just two of many examples of people who believe it’s never too late to live your dreams.
Most of us give up on the dreams that are important to us far too early. We think of all the reasons why we’ll never reach our dream (age, lack of money, lack of time, lack of education, etc.) instead of all the reasons why it’s important to us. Doris and Anne have at least two lessons for us:
1. Age and time are our own self-imposed limits and barriers,
2. At some point we must act, even if the odds appear to be against us.
Bob Proctor likes to quote Napoleon Hill when teaching in this area: “What a different story people would have to tell if they would adopt a definite purpose and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming purpose.”
Breathe some new life into that big dream you’re about to let die. Fall in love with it again and become an obsessive lover of it. As Bob says, “You’re not on this Planet to live someone else’s dream.”
And that’s worth thinking about.