At what age should you bury your dreams?

I haven’t met anybody with a normal mind, who doesn’t like to be great.

Greatness is the aspiration of everybody.

People differ in the degree of greatness they desire, but all is they want to be great.

The desire for greatness is universal.

Of course, not everyone achieves their dream to be great.

A good many people do, though, but the majority never get to the threshold of greatness.

Don’t say it’s because God created some people to be great and created others not to be great. God has not done any such thing. God does not discriminate. He doesn’t favour anybody.

God who has created us all keeps the door open to everyone to get through to where they want to go in life.

It is true that if he doesn’t want it, it cannot happen. He is the architect of all the good that happens in the world.

But we have to choose our destination and bring him on board as a Senior Partner.

That is when he will provide the necessary help for us to get the results that we want .

The issue becomes difficult when we do not know what we want; do not decide what we want; are not determined enough to get it, above all do not bring God in as our Senior Partner; and do not stay long enough on it for the fruits to get ripe for harvesting.

People give up too early and miss the wonderful blessings which would have been theirs.

Time is a big determining factor in achievement. You can start and expect to climb to the top of the ladder the same day.

Anyway, this could happen as an exception to the rule, otherwise you always have to give time for your plans to mature; or your efforts to bear fruit.

Waiting time is not wasted time. Waiting is a necessary knot on the success chain. There is a time to plant and a time to harvest the crops; a time to work and a time to stay and wait. We must give time to the plants to bear fruit and mature.

Every success story has an introduction, the body and the conclusion. The body is usually the longest part. If you make the body one paragraph as the introduction and conclusion, you will fail.

There are many people who have gone on retirement and have produced their best work.

What if they had gone and packed their bags home with their dreams in them?

Of course, the dreams would have died.

The question arises: at what age should one bury ones dreams?

My answer is at no age.

If you are already looking at it to be too late, I stand to say it is not. All the chances are available to you to make your mark.

No one can argue the fact that you may not be as energetic as you were when you were much younger, but you definitely have other abilities waiting to be tapped.

Hence, whatever your age, define what you want; define the best way you know to get there, resolve to get there and set out for it.

We can confidently assert that even on retirement as you may be , the sky remains your springboard. That is definitely mine. No doubt about that.

If this belief doesn’t produce the expected results, it would at least have made me feel better, which in reality, is what actually matters.

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Does retirement mean all is over and you will soon die?

What does it mean to be a Senior Citizen?

A lot of people fear going on retirement. During their last years before retirement, they become very aggressive. They do not want to go on retirement. For them, going on retirement is like dying their first death. You find people who cannot walk still working.

When you become a Senior Citizen, does it mean life is over for you?

Does it mean you only have to play for time and wait for death? That you will soon die?

These are questions that people ask.

Does being a Senior Citizen mean the door has closed on all your dreams?

Can Senior Citizens still achieve something outstanding before the sun sets on their lives?

So many questions, indeed! Let me start with the last question, and to it I say yes. A Senior citizen can still shake, rattle and roll the world.

But you will meet many people who will tell you if you have not yet made it before retirement, forget; that all is lost. I strongly disagree. All is not lost. In fact, nothing is lost.

As long as you are still in this world, and still breathing, you can still make a mark. You can still make it big. All depends on you and your mental attitude; that means on your thinking.

There are Senior Citizens who believe everything is over for them; that there’s nothing that they can still do.

There are others who think and believe that when you go on retirement, that is when real living begins; that retirement is a time for them to garner their resources and do their best work.

Whether you think like the former or the latter, you are correct.

How?

Henry Ford, the great US Automobile manufacturer, tells us:

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t — you’re right.”

I agree. If you believe you will be defeated, you will be defeated. If you believe you will win, you will win. If you believe you can’t, you won’t. If you believe you will, you will.

Many people have a very negative idea about retirement or aging. I don’t. To me, it is never too late in life.

Retirement is when real life starts for many; when they do their best work; when they achieve the most. Why should it not be so for you?

Jennifer Holiday says, “It’s never too late to start your life again and dream new dreams.”

Geneva Carr goes further to say, “It’s never too late, and it can happen when you least expect it.”

On his part, Ben Carson says, ” It’s never too late for a person to recognize they have potential in themselves. ”

It is important to be aware of the amazing potential in you even as you are a senior citizen. You can do incredible things.

If you feel that all is over for you because you are having difficulties coping with your retirement, I say no.

If you say it’s all over because life does not seem kind to you, I say no.

If you say it’s all over because everything seems to be going against you on your retirement, I say ponder on these words by Henry Ford:

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Let age not be an excuse for you not to do the great things that you still can do. Forget how difficult things have been in the past.

Start a new journey now, and right where you are, to the dreams you have always nursed but have not achieved.

Get encouragement from some personalities who made major accomplishments in old age.

Grandma Moses was painting at 100.

At 98, Titan painted the historic battle at Lepanto.

At 95 Senator Fon Mukete chaired opening sessions of the Senate in Cameroon.

Bertrand Russell was active in international peace drives at 94.

George Bernard Shaw wrote the play Farfetched Fables at 93.

At 91, Eamon De Valera served as the President of Ireland.

The list is long.

So who says you cannot still do something great because you are on retirement? Your best works are still ahead.

In your prayers, ask God to give you the wisdom to know what he brought you here for, and if you have not accomplished it, let him help you do so.

Let no one deceive you. As long as you are on this planet, it is good to put it in your head that it is never too late to do something great with your life.

Let age not be a barrier to you. At all times, even at old age, know that the sky is your spring board.

Does Age difference matter in Friendship ?

does age matters in friendship ?

‘We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends help us stay young”Letty Cottin Pogrebin

It’s true that peers share common interest because they are in the same age group,but still you can share interests with people who are younger or older than you.In fact you can learn a lot from different kinds of conversations.

Personally I feel there is no age limit.

Age becomes just a number on many occasions,and friendship is no different.

Remember Friendship just happens.

Never judge people by the age.

As long as you share mutual interest,comfortable with each other,and even supportive in situations that demand your attention difference in age makes no difference.

The joy that the friendship gives irrespective of the age difference can not be explained by these two friends concerned.

Friendship vibes are a wonderful feelings as long as

  • you don’t cross the limits or
  • Become possessive or
  • Have High expectations or
  • Develop emotional dependency.

Doesn’t everybody deserve a Best Friend Forever ?

Follow your heart but carry your mind too.

” One of the best things about Friendship is that age doesn’t matter ”  Anonymous

What are your thoughts on this subject ?

Please share your views

Thanking you ,

Philosophy Through Photography

Stop saying…(Be inspired today 72 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Even at a young age
You can impact the world;
Stop saying
You are too young
To impact the world;
John Keats died at 26;
But great has been
His impact
On the world;
Emily Bronte died at 30.
But with Wuthering Heights
She greatly impacted
The world;
Jesus Christ died at 33,
But more than everyone
He has impacted the world
With his teaching;
You don’t need to be old
To impact the world!
Neither do you need to live
For too long in this world
To impact the world.
Don’t you know someone
Who was or is young
But has impacted the world?
Do you know someone
Who lived but briefly
But impacted the world?
Share with us;
At a young age
You can impact the world;
At old age also
You can impact the world;
At any age
You can impact the world.
So, my friend,
Whether young or old,
Why not do something
To impact the world?
Stop saying you are
Too young or too old.
Go ahead
And impact the world.

Quote (age)

“If you think you are too young to start making your impact felt in the world, look around. Younger people than you are doing marvels. You are not too young. If you think you are too old to do something that will get your name into the history books, look around the world many great figures made their most remarkable accomplishments at an older age than yours. Don’t make age an excuse.” (Romilia Quotes)

Looking Young And Ageing

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I am in the fortunate position of looking considerably younger than I am.  It is lovely, and I do what I can to keep it this way; face yoga, meditation, seeds in my porridge.  Daily smoothies packed with ground seeds and powders.  I also take about 14 different supplements every day.

Stepping into the business world as a young-looking person, however, is a different story.  People struggle to support a young person, emotionally.  It is a primal urge.  I hold no judgement.  Ageing is hard – hence the aforementioned daily routine.

I think compassion is the only way through it, for the young and old.  We all have our struggles.  Remember young people do not have the experience to understand their emotions yet.  Growing up is a rough time.  Likewise society persecutes us for ageing, despite all the experience and understanding and philosophising we offer.

Have compassion, support.  Be the best you.

 

By www.upwardjourneys.com

greatness and old age

“It is not every great person who attains greatness early life. Some really do while some do so only later. In fact, some peopke become great very late in life. In a good number of cases, they do so only at the end of their lives. Therefore, if age is closing up on you, do not stop working hard to make your mark under the pretext that you are old. Old or not old, put in the best you can. Let your dream to make your mark never leave you. Continue to fight to make the world hear about you. And if you are a young person, it is time to help your parents realize their dreams even as you pursue yours.” Romilia Quotes.

The age excuse

Many people use age as an excuse to give up.

They say they are too old or too young to do something great. A big lie! You can neither be too old nor too young to do something great.

Many people who are older and many people who are younger than you are doing great things. Why not you?

The age excuse is often used by people who are unwilling, too lazy, too afraid or lack wisdom to put in the most of themselves.