Is It Too Late to Start?

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Is It Too Late to Start?

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Is it too late to start—a new hobby, a business venture, or a creative journey?

I get emails like this often: “I would love to paint like you but I’m too old now.

It breaks my heart when aspiring creatives brush aside their dreams because they think the “window of opportunity” has passed.

Related post: Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

In this short and sweet episode, I address this common limiting belief and give examples of people who achieved great things in their later years. The bottom line is: It’s never too late. Dream big, my friend. And keep chippin’ away at it.


Little Pearls of Wisdom

  • [01:35] Our society and culture tends to glamorize achievements and success at a young age.
  • [02:55] According to Forbes, 35 was the most common age to start a business.
  • [04:20] Many artists in history (i.e. Georgia O’Keefe and Vincent Van Gogh) didn’t become famous until later in life or after their deaths.
  • [05:30] The #1 thing people regret in life is not pursuing their dreams.
  • [07:30] Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Helen Keller, Stephen Hawking, Oprah Winfrey, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt are all people who have overcome significant obstacles.
  • [09:00] Committing even just 1 hour per week to working towards your dreams can make a big impact.


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Related Episodes

Episode 37: The Importance of Curiosity and Creativity with Brit Morin
Episode 9: Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Episode 35: How to Create the Business You’ve Always Envisioned with Kelsey Murphy
Episode 42: How to Build a Profitable Business with Tracy Matthews
Episode 11: Tips for Finding Your Artistic Style

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