Some people have questioned whether they are too old to read my book because it might be too late for them to change. Rather than try and convince them or you that you’re never too old to change I thought I’d post the story of Burt Goldman from p.291 of the book…
“Burt Goldman is about 84 years old (at the time of writing this). In his life he has travelled the world and studied under many masters of thought. He has an online community with hundreds of thousands of subscribers that turns over millions of dollars each year.
He is also an award winning photographer and prolific artist that sells his paintings for thousands of dollars each. He also plays the piano and writes his own music – well he is 84 after all, he’s had a long time to achieve all these things.
He only started when he turned 80!
That’s right, at the ripe old age of 80 Burt decided to turn his mind to achieving things he’d been thinking about for a long time but never got around to. Thankfully he had been training his mind for many decades and therefore knew how to apply himself to each goal.
Guess what? So can You.
That’s right – it’s never too late to learn something new or apply something you know. It just takes the desire to do so. So if one of your excuses is: ‘it’s too late for you’ – take a lesson from Burt, the moment you take your last breath is when it’s actually too late.”
To learn more about Burt Goldman go to: http://www.QuantumJumping.com
So, now what do you think?
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35 responses to “Are you too old to change?”
Lovely and so true ,its never too late to start something good,to create a new wave 🙂
He certainly has an inspirational story. Thanks Soma. 🙂
I am 40 and in a process of making the change and creating my own circumstances…Great post!
Good for you Jenny – can I ask what changes you are making and how you’re making them?
I am creating a second blog which will launch in about two months which I am passionate about for the longest time now. For now, its a secret 😉
Very intriguing! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to. 🙂
Yeah, I am excited too ! 🙂
When all the spring and summer flowers have whithered and retreated to their sleep, the cactus flower blooms in December, standing out among the bleak landscape of winter. A bit of a late bloomer, myself. . .the juicy creativity that awaits one in their 60’s, 70’s and beyond is the elixor of vitality and joy. Never too late to begin again. Never too late to change. I always love and appreciate your offerings, friend. Love from across the pond!
That’s lovely Stephanie, thanks. I’m trying to reach as many people as I can with this book. Got a signing coming up in Waterstones soon! Fingers crossed I can get on their shelf. 🙂
Thank goodness that we are never too old to change 🙂
I just read on Alex Blackwells post on how he started his first blog this quote from Plato – the beginning is the most important part of the work. So he had the courage to change at 80 because that was his beginning – I will go check him out – how inspirational when it’s never too late to change. It makes me cringe to know that people think it’s too late – never too late; like you said until we have breath in our lungs – it’s never too late.
Here’s to life,
Yep, incredible guy. Here’s to life indeed. Thanks a lot. 🙂
Inspirational post and so true! When we’re young we’re think we’re told we’re too young, when older we’re told we’re too old, when we’re the “right” age we think we’re too busy and have too many responsibilities. Just do it, to use a catch phrase!
Nike ’em! Spot on June – what age is the right age??? 🙂
Excellent post and so true. It’s ain’t over till the fat lady sings and all that!
No matter how old she might be! 🙂
Indeed! La la laaaaa!!!!!!
Great post! As I approach the half century mark I have asked this question of myself many times. I know I’m not too old to change. The question becomes: am I too old to achieve greatness? Some might say the fact that I survived a tumultuous childhood and have achieved as much as I have given the circumstances is, indeed, great. And on some level I suppose this is true. But I want to be more than the survivor. I’m a late bloomer and finally learning to thrive. Perhaps I can still achieve great things. Your post gives me hope … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Hi Dorothy, of course you can achieve greatness, you just need to decide it. If you are not yet 50 and 1 in 3 of us will reach 100, then it’s feasible that you are only half way through your life. Look at what you’ve already done, what can you do with the next 45 years or so. You even have a head start as the first 15 or so years of the first half were spent growing and learning. Would love to hear what you have in mind. 🙂
Very true, it’s never too late! My 65 year old father has just recently turned from a 35 year career in building to a whole new career, it’s so fun to watch him discovering all these new avenues!
Good for him, what’s he doing?
Stuart Love we are never too old to change. To find a new passion. To live a new life. Isn’t that the beauty of life, really?
That is Renee, if we don’t continue to grow we stagnate! And we know what that smells like right? 🙂
It smells like shit and death Stuart my love. And that is one rotten smell. Hahahahahahaha!
Never too late, never too old to change! 😉
Only on our last breath! 🙂
I still have many dreams to achieve & I am looking forward to more…keep living to the max
be good to yourself
Thanks David, me too. If I retired today from the day job there wouldn’t be enough time in the day to do all the things I want to. One day at a time! 🙂
Wowwww!Awesome post Stu. This is acceptable for every one it seems. Especially for the current youth… Thanks for such a great reminder since I’m also coming under, TEEN tag. LOL. 😀
Have a great day ahead.
Absolutely Rahul, maybe I should post “Are you too young to change?’ One of my students was only 22 when she started the course and made some major changes in her life even though she didn’t consider herself in a rut at that time. It just helped her move forward more quickly. 🙂
You’re quite right – it’s never too late to change, at any age.
For an example we need look no further than Sir Christopher Lee – 90 last month, and an icon of the British acting establishment. So what’s he done? reinvented himself as – and I am not kidding – a heavy metal vocalist. Seriously. He’s just released his second album.
It’s never too late to change. It’s also never too late to find new directions – to achieve – and to do new things. It is, indeed, what keeps us active and going. It’s all to do with an attitude of mind.
Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
Thanks Matthew, I totally agree – obviously! 🙂 Gotta check out that Christopher Lee on YouTube. Thx
it’s knowledge that keeps us growing yet never grown old enough to stop..
Thanks for bringing me here..
Peace & Light
Thanks Mira, keep growing. 🙂