“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
Howdy, folks, and here’s to a wonderful day ahead to ya. Today’s quote for Day #68 in A Year of Positivity comes from C.S. Lewis, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
This is a fantastic quote and makes me feel like it’s never too late to start something new. Sometimes the goals and dreams we have in life don’t pan out, and we have to think of something new to do. In my case, I thought I wanted to be a model and an actress. While I wholeheartedly enjoyed my modeling and acting classes, and thoroughly loved getting a part as a background extra in a movie of Zeke Zelker’s, I’ve found out in my early 20s that modeling was definitely out of the picture for me. I can’t say the same for acting, but at this point in my life, it’s not even in my lane, and I’m not crying over it.
What is in front of me, and always will be, is my creativity. I’ve written short stories and poems (everything from haikus to sonnets to the standard with a length of 120 lines), lyrics and short film scripts, as well as a few published books and published WIPS (Works-in-Progress). I enjoy the occasional art pieces I make via pointillism (very relaxing, by the way), graphic design, and if you put a big piece of paper with a graphite pencil and ruler in front of me, I’ll go to town on creating a 3D Christmas village, or I’ll draw up things like random floor plans and 3D versions of the rooms inside my dream home and vacation home.
My creativity is boundless, and I’m passionate about it, and absolutely no one can take that away from me. So, while I learned early on that being in the limelight isn’t really something of interest, I changed my dreams, and set up new goals. I’m so incredibly joyful and at peace in where I am in life right now with my creativity, and I’m only just getting started with all the goals I have in mind for it!
What are your goals? Do you have anything in your life that makes your heart skip a beat and brings a big smile to your face? If so, whatever it is, keep it, and keep watering it and raising it with tender loving care! Are you looking for a new dream and new goals, but haven’t found anything? Be patient, it’ll come to you when you’re prepared for it. Never tell yourself that you’re too old to set new dreams and goals, though. That will only set you back and keep you from growing. Also, don’t let anyone tell you that it’s too late to do anything new. You’ve got this!