Sometimes we reach a point in life where we need to redirect our current path. You may be ready to start a new career. Maybe you are dissatisfied with your love life. Or you just have this unidentifiable, yearning feeling that you must strive for something bigger. Even if you are just unhappy with your current state of being, it’s never too late to totally revamp your current life trajectory. Although this may seem scary and impossible, there is always time and you are more than capable of tackling a new feat, becoming an improved version of yourself, or just becoming happier. Here are 6 reasons why it is never too late to start over.
You can take small steps
It is really true that larger goals are accomplished by smaller, more manageable goals. Identifying the smaller steps of a seemingly intimidating and scary task like starting over, you can take some of the pressure off and see a clear way out.
It’s never too late to improve yourself
Knowledge never expires and neither does your ability to learn. No matter how old you are, there is always something new you can learn, or something old you can understand better. You’re never too old, or young, to learn. Let the never-ending characteristic of knowledge guide you in pursuing your new quest for new beginnings.
No one can predict the future
This unpredictability of what is to come may have been stressing out and causing you to feel like it is uncertain if you’ll be able to make the change you seek. But use this mentally to your advantage! If the future is not predictable, who can be sure you won’t achieve your coveted goal? Anything is literally possible, and what you want is within all realms of possibility in an uncertain future.
Fear is irrational
Fear has a funny way of making us believe it is real, but it is not. It is only a result of your mind, and your mind is something you control – not fear. Many times, we allow doubt to cloud our resolve, and the thing we want seems a lot harder and scary to approach than it really is. But just take the plunge and achieve the first small step to your goal of starting over, and that fear will begin to fade away. There is courage to be found in taking that first leap of faith.
It’s never going to be the right time
You may feel now that since you put off changing your life, that the time has passed for you to make your move. This is a total fallacy. Now is just as a good of a time to start as it was then, if not better. You may feel that you lost time by starting later, but now you’ll have more life experience and increased desire as added motivation.
Your identity is not rigid
Some of us have such a strong sense of identity that it can feel hard to alter it at all. Knowing yourself is very important, but find the balance to allow yourself room to grow and adjust. A person’s individual identity can change, and our sense of the concept of identity is changing and broadening as well. In today’s society, it is okay to decide tomorrow that you want to be a different, better version of yourself. Some may try to make you feel like it’s not, but that is likely their own irrational fear attempting to keep you fearful as well. There is something freeing and empowering about owning and changing your identity for the better, and know that you are in charge of the person you can become.