Have you considered making a career change or even going out and having the time of your life? But you stopped because you said the words, “I’m too old to…” You fill in the blank. Maybe you’ve felt too old to work in a certain profession. Or maybe you’ve felt too old to try to fall in love again. Whatever you’re telling yourself you are too old to do could be a mere limiting belief and not the truth of the situation.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “You’re as old as you feel.” If you are a kid at heart, you will always feel young no matter how old you really are. So, when it comes to making changes in your life, don’t hesitate to make them because you’re too old. Take time to analyze the situation and determine if there are any other barriers to what you want to do besides being “too old.” If you do some soul searching and discover that there are none, chances are you believing “I’m too old to…” is simply a limiting belief that could be keeping you from a much more rewarding life.
One story that always inspires me is the story about Colonel Sanders. You may know him much more famously for founding the delicious chicken fast food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken. At age 65 and on social security, he developed a multi-million dollar restaurant enterprise that is still successful even today.
There was no doubt that he was an elderly person by all definitions of the word. But he didn’t let this stop him from doing what made him happy and following a dream. You shouldn’t give up on a dream, either. Perhaps you may be too old for it by society’s standards. But there may be a way for you to do whatever it is you want to do by following a different path, whether it’s modeling, starting a business, falling in love, or acting.
Let’s try to rid ourselves of this limiting belief over the next month. Instead of saying or thinking the words, “I am too old to,” think or say, “I am at the right age to pursue what makes my heart happy.” Either this mantra or something similar will do. Face each day fearlessly doing what you love, no matter how old you are!
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