So, about a couple of weeks ago, my family and I headed out of town for my brother’s graduation. As I retired to bed that night, there was one particular thing that stuck with me throughout the night. Among the graduates, there were two ‘old’ graduates; a 91 year old and an 89 year old veterans who were once soldiers during World War II. They had finally achieved their dreams of furthering their studies.
Notwithstanding this, I had once heard of another 90 something year old who graduated from medical school . This was one of the dreams he had so much yearned for it to be fulfilled but it never happened until later in his life. Although many had considered him to be too old and unlikely to accomplish this dream.
Well, life happens. A lot of changes can take place in life which may be tantamount to an unrealized dream but that does not mean we should give up on our dreams. Neither does it mean we have to wait for so long a time that it may seem ‘overdue’. Dreams may not be set in stone either as dreams sometimes change. Our dreams may not necessarily be educationally related but something pertaining to other aspects of life. What are your dreams? Does it seem too late to make this dream a reality?
In John C Maxwell’s words, “Dreams don’t work unless you do”. In agreement, no dream will be actualized unless you work at it. An effort must be made! You must be focused, consistent and be willing to make certain sacrifices against your comfort for this dream to be realized. If you know where you are heading to in life and you know how to get there, you do what needs to be done to get to where you want to be.
Sometimes some unforeseen circumstance may delay the realization of our dreams. Other times, (in fact most times) we are the culprits for our own ‘late dreams’ and we consequently become our own stumbling block in life. Per our individual goals, dreams, aspirations and purpose, if we don’t make the effort to “work”, they will not bear any fruits. If we give up on them, we may lose them too.
So, don’t give up on those dreams you’ve got even if they seem too late to be caught at the end of the rainbow. Just work at it with diligence and determination. If you need to go back to the drawing board and make some changes inwardly and outwardly, do. If you need to learn a new skill or acquire a new knowledge to help revive this dream, do. If you need to pray more concerning this dream, do. Don’t give up! The time will pass anyway.
Is it too late?
Your fellow dreamer,