It’s Never too Late to Un-Suck Your Life


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World traveler, famous musician, CEO of Big Company XYZ, professional tennis player, top expert in your field – so many youthful dreams. What the hell happened?

School happened, people happened, life happened, obstacles happened.

We are given this great capacity to dream. It’s genetically hard coded into each one of us. Yet, somewhere along the way, we cast our dreams aside.

School prepares us to be the best employees; to work for others. Our parents, family, family friends, our neighbors and our guidance counselors steer us along a path of practicality. Rung by rung, we climb our ladder, firmly ensconced on someone else’s wall.

Fast forward 20 years later and we are all wondering where it went wrong. Why aren’t we happy? We wake, shower, dress and commute 45 minutes to a job we do not like and have no passion for, but need because we have children and a mortgage.

It’s not the life we ever imagined and we feel so lost.

That lost feeling is a good thing. It’s your brain’s way of telling you that you’re pursuing the wrong path in life.

It’s never too late to dream.

Grandma Moses began painting at age 80. Colonel Sanders was in his early 60’s when KFC was born. Ray Kroc was 55 when he founded McDonalds.

The ability to pursue your dreams never dies, until you do. You are never too old to reinvent yourself. People are living well into their 90’s. At age 70, you could be looking at 25 more years ahead of you.

Take an hour out of your frustrating existence and script out your ideal life. In 1,000 words or less, paint a picture, with words, of the ideal, perfect life you desire. This exercise will rejuvenate you, inspire you and rekindle the long-dead fire from which dreams are born.

You can baby step your way into a dream. An hour a day is all you need. Side gig it – keep your zombie job, which you need to survive, and start experimenting with different paths. The time is going to march on no matter what. You might as well use that time to pursue your dreams.

Don’t let life pass you by without pursuing your dreams.

We are infinitely greater than we ever imagined.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. This was an uber-excellent piece, especially for those of us that have a few years behind us. Well done, Mr. Corley.

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