I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when my eyes were drawn to a video. I decided to stop scrolling and see what it was about.
As I listened to the business coach featured in the video, I heard him say that if you are going to start a business, your most productive years will be when you are between 40 and 50 years old. He said that is when you have the energy to really be successful.
I thought about that for a minute. And, since I am over 60, I wondered what he would say if he and I had an opportunity to chat. You see, I did not start Her RICH Life Coaching until a few years ago, but well past 50. Now, I am sure he did not mean that you could not be successful after passing 50 years of age. But I wondered how many people would interpret his comments that way and might give up on pursuing their dream.
Giving up should not be an option. For every Jeremiah, Esther, and Timothy there is a Moses, Abraham, and Sarah. It is not your age that is the determining factor as to whether you reach your goal or not. Dreams coming true are dependent on much more.
I believe that as long as you are still breathing, God has more for you to do. And until you do what He has called you to do, it is not time to quit. He will order your steps, open doors of opportunity, and supply you with the resources you need to live out the calling He has given you.
You may not have a dream of starting a business but be inspired that whatever you want to achieve, your age does not have to hold you back. There are others who have been right where you are now. Let their stories encourage you to take action towards reaching your dream. Here are just a few.
- Henri Nestle was 53 when he developed powdered milk for infants.
- Colonel Harland Sanders opened his first KFC franchise at 62.
- Mommy Choi started selling her secret sauces at 71.
- Ernestine Shepherd began her bodybuilding career at 56.
Their stories matter and should inspire you. They had a dream and did not let their age stop them from pursuing that dream. And their stories are evidence that it does not matter if you are 20 years old or 70 years old; there is time for you to accomplish what you were called to do.
If you are alive, you still have time. You are not too old. It is never too late to pursue your God-given purpose, calling, and dream.