Friday, August 23, 2013

It's Never Too Late to Learn Something New

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
by Tami R Principe

Have you ever had one of those days where you think, "I wish I knew how to do this, or I wish I would have gone there, or I wish I would have tried doing that?"

Whether it is something like rock climbing, or learning a language, or getting a degree, it is never too late to do it. If there is one thing that life holds, it is uncertainty.

This applies to all areas of your life; career, marital status and death. So if you are thinking that you are too old to learn something, think again.

Time is on your side, it doesn't matter how old you are, just keep your dream alive. These people had great accomplishments later in life:

1. Susan Boyle at age 48 sang in "Britain's Got Talent."
2. Laura Ingalls Wilder was 64 years old when she published her first book.
3. Benjamin Franklin was 70 years old when he signed the Declaration of Independence.
4. At 76, Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
5. Bill Wilson was 40 years old when he founded Alcoholics Anonymous.
6. At age 40, Mother Teresa established the "Missionaries of Charity." At age 69 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work.
7. At age 51, Julia Child began as "The French Cook."
8. At age 52, Ray Kroc built the McDonald's brand. In 1961 he bought the company for 2.7 million.

So you see, it doesn't matter how old you are, it is never too late to follow your dreams. You can do anything that you have ever wanted.

If you have always wanted to be a doctor or lawyer, go get your degree. If you have always wanted to participate in a triathlon or rock climbing, it is never too late. It is never too late to write that book that you've always wanted to do.

Learning something new takes time, patience and a certain frame of mind. But more importantly, it takes devotion to want to learn it. You have to make sure that you set aside the necessary amount of time you need to devote to what you want to learn or do.

Next, be patient with yourself. Life is about trial and error. You can learn from your mistakes, just don't give up, get back up and try again.

Your frame of mind should be one of success! I can do this! Envision yourself doing it! See that diploma in your hand, envision yourself climbing that rock, or swimming in the triathlon.

Still thinking that you are too old? Well, think about how old the oldest person in the world is, now figure out the difference between your age and theirs. You still have a whole lot of life left to learn and do what you want. It's that easy.

*Source: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/aging/senior-health-lifestyle/5-famous-accomplishments-made-late-in-life.htm

My name is Tami Principe. I wanted to help other people so I created my website, WomensRecreation.com (http://www.WomensRecreation.com). In short, I am a Motivational Speaker, Author, Blogger, Radio Talk Show Host, and a Breast Cancer Survivor.

I believe that our struggles are temporary, and important lessons can be learned from them. I developed my website to offer hope and encouragement to others. I am the author of 4 books, "Walk In Peace," and "My Soulful Journey," and "The Wishing Well," and "The Green Rabbit."

My radio show is http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/womensrecreation, Feel free to listen to the archives

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