So, this is week two of 100 Life Goals University. I’ve completed a few exercises already. Mostly pertaining to identifying dreams and goals that were delayed or pre-maturely cancelled. I’m a fairly self-aware person, so I figured out a while ago that the main things holding me back were….
Fear of failure.
Fear of judgement.
Fear of planning.
But knowing isn’t fixing, which is why I signed up for coaching. My blocks are a bit more layered. After being diagnosed with cancer twice in my thirties, I basically put all long-term planning on hold.
After being stuck for so long, it’s natural to think that perhaps I waited too long. That maybe my time has passed. And the list goes on.
The voice of doubt rarely has anything new to say.
Just as this self-programmed doom loop was beginning to play again as I watched the video, Shaun shared some inspiring stories of people who pursued their dreams and realized success well past the age many of us bother to plan:
- Julia Child published her first cook book at 49
- Ray Croc opened the first McDonald’s at 52
- Colonel Sanders opened the first KFC restaurant at 65
- Yuichuri Miura climbed Mount Everest for the first time at 80
I’m working hard to make 2014 the year I let go of the fear and push past these blocks to a future bright with possibilities.
There’s a good chance I could live to be 80. After all, I never thought I would live to see 40.
I need a plan.