He wrote his first book at 65 years old.
It won the Pulitzer Prize.
He ran his first marathon at 89 years old.
She started painting when she was 76 years old.
Her paintings are in museums all around the world.
It’s never too late to start again.
This is a phrase I am saying more and more in my conversations with others as a coach …
We have all been there.
Stuck in all the reasons why it’s impossible.
No matter what the “it” is.
✅ We think we are too old or too tired to do this again.
✅ It’s too late to start over and do what I wanted to do when I was younger.
✅ It’s too late for me, I have been in therapy, lived with this pain, anxiety, all my life.
✅ It’s too late to fulfill my dreams, to go back to school, change careers, find the love and happiness that I want.
But these thoughts are what that we have been socially conditioned to believe. And, to be honest, they don’t have to be true.
🌞 Every day is a new beginning, an opportunity to choose to do things differently.
That is what Frank McCourt understood when he wrote his first book “Angela’s Ashes” at 65, which won the Pulitzer Prize.
🌞 Every day you can choose to feel better, to start something new and amazing in your life.
That is the choice I made when I decided to listen to my body, my needs and well-being, allowing me to end the cycle the chronic pain and illness in my life.
🌞 It’s never too late to be your own boss and decide what you want in your life.
This is the choice I made when I ended more than 15 years of disability benefits, no longer needed to walk with a cane, and rebooted my career and officially started my business at 49 years old.
🌞 You are never too old to do the impossible.
That is what Fauja Singh did when he ran his marathon at 89 years old, despite being born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking until he was 5 years old.
🌞 You are never too old to do what makes you happy.
That is what Anna Robertson aka “Grandma Moses” chose when she started painting at 76 years old.
🔥 One of my “I’m Possible” dreams is to be able to help small and medium sized businesses create a coaching culture that supports employees and leadership in all levels of the organization.
Because I believe the ROI of coaching should be accessible to everyone, not just executives.
Studies have shown the benefits of coaching to include:
- Improved productivity
- Improvements in organizational strengths and teams
- Gains in customer service
- Increased employee retention
- Enhanced manager-employee-customer relationships
- Improved peer-to-peer working relationships
- Greater job satisfaction
Back to my “I’m Possible” dreams.
Having a vision,
knowing what your goal,
next step looks like …
is important to achieving success.
It is one of the reasons why I ask my clients at the beginning of every coaching session, “what is the goal for out time together today?”
You don’t need to know all the steps to reach the goal.
You just need to know the next one.
One day I will walk/run the Tinkerbell Half marathon in a tutu at Disneyland, my happy place.
Right now, it takes me 24 minutes to walk a mile up and down my driveway. When I can cut that in half, I will be in my tutu and sneakers ready to get my Tinkerbell on.
I am taking it one day, one mile, one step at a time.
❓What have you told yourself about what is “too late” for your life?
❓What do you want to still do in your life?
❓What are your “I’m Possible“ dreams?