Changing Ourselves

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

Almost everyone has dreams. People know what they want to accomplish in life, but far too many times, we’re sidetracked, swept off course, derailed. They become a cautionary tale of “wasted talent”. Does that mean the possibilities are over? Of course not.

As George Eliot tells us, it’s never too late. She knows what she’s talking about, too.  Born Mary Anne Evans in 1819, she knew she wanted to be a novelist, yet her first novel wasn’t published until she was 40 years old. She’d spent the earlier part of her life keeping house for her widowed father.  Once he died, she was able to pursue her own goals.  She is now considered one of the best of the Victorian novelists.

Never forget that life is full of second acts. And sometimes third and fourth, even fifth ones, as well. As long as we’re alive, almost all of us can realize our dreams.  Certain physical limitations come with age.  We all know the stereotype of the ageing sports player or dancer who “never got the breaks”. But for most of us, it’s never too late.

We often have to change our “head space” to achieve a goal, but if we want it, we can fulfill our potential.

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About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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