“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot
Just think about that for a moment. Ray Kroc started McDonald’s when he was 52. KFC was launched when Colonel Sanders was in his 60s. And just the other day, I read that a grandmother with 41 grandchildren graduated from college. How old was she? She was 101…the oldest person in history to receive a college degree! She said it was her dream to graduate from college, and she made her dream come true!
Our happiness in many ways ties directly to our “inner voice” that forever asks the question, “Are you moving toward your dream?” If your answer is “yes,” then hope breeds contentment. However, if the answer is “no, it’s too late,” despair may fester within your subconscious. You might not even realize why your life lacks joy.
But it’s never too late to discover your purpose and live your dream! We’re very honored that best-selling author, John Maxwell, has written Own Your Dreams: Discovering Your Purpose in Life. John is one of the best writers I’ve ever known and his work is appreciated around the world. In fact, his books have sold more than 20 million copies.
Here’s a brief excerpt from Own Your Dreams that I think you might enjoy. John takes a look at how differently people approach achieving their dreams. He compares what he calls the Fantasizers to the Dream Builders. And you may want to ask yourself, “which am I?”
• Rely on luck.
• Focus on the destination.
• Cultivate unhealthy expectations.
• Minimize the value of work.
• Look for excuses.
• Create inertia.
• Breed isolation.
• Avoid personal risks.
• Rely on discipline.
• Focus on the journey.
• Cultivate healthy discontent.
• Maximize the work they do.
• Lead to action.
• Generate momentum.
• Promote teamwork.
• Embrace risk as necessary.