More than a handful of adults close to my age find themselves wondering if they have reached the peak of their career. Did I accomplish what I set out to do or did I make a mistake? We question ourselves…why didn’t I get my master’s degree? We dream of possibilities and choices we have yet to make. In the end, the choice is ours.
I know many people who have gone back to school in their 30’s. I envy them. I think it takes a whole lot of courage to say to yourself that you are not where you thought you’d be. I know two people who went back to school to become doctors. One of them is in her 40’s. It is never too late to make your dreams a reality. The biggest hurdle we face is ourselves. Overcoming our fear of rejection and failure. I read once that life’s real failure is when you do not know how close to success you were when you gave up. Along the same line of thinking, I also read that Greek armies would burn their boats in ancient times once they arrived on the enemy’s shore. There was no turning back. I am pretty good at burning bridges when I need to, but perhaps I should focus on burning my boat instead. I would have no choice but to move forward. Something to think about for tonight.
“All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.”