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Are You Too Old To Do What You Really Love?

Have you ever wondered whether or not you’re “too old” to do what you love?

Age insecurity is a stubborn mental block that prevents many would-be superstars from achieving massive success.

If you’ve ever been paralyzed by thinking you’re too old – or too young – to do what you really want to do, I can relate.

Press play on the video below and learn a simple, proven question that instantly eliminates indecision and can help you overcome age insecurity once and for all.

Plus, you’ll learn about three cultural icons that got their start a wee bit later in life and went on to kick major ass in their respective fields.

Of course, there are loads of other famous and not so famous examples of people who achieve great things at every age!

But what’s really important for me here is YOU. Are you letting the idea that you’re too old or too young hold you back?

In the comments below this video, tell me your specific experience with this topic.

Know anyone who considers themselves a late bloomer? Did you ever pass on something because you thought you were too old and now you want to smack yourself :) ?

As always, thank you for reading and watching!

xoxo

Marie

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Marie Forleo is bestselling author and creator of the award-winning show, MarieTV.com which reaches women in 188 countries around the world. She has been featured on Forbes.com, Oprah Radio and The New York Times among others.  www.marieforleo.com  or hook up with Marie at http://twitter.com/marieforleo/ and http://www.facebook.com/marieforleo

  • http://www.facebook.com/neerja69 Neerja Sharma

    Hello! Actress here who started when I got the courage to ignore my family’s rule of forbidden careers in show business. Started late – after marriage, house, kids, dogs, dual income, and keeping with the Jone’s. Talk about a blog that hits to the heart of MY matter.
    Plus I look much younger than I am, so age is such a WEIRD deal for me.

    Thanks Marie.
    Sending you and Josh the very best wishes for passionate and fulfilling careers.
    xo
    Neerja

    • linderlounyc

       I can soooo relate to you Neerja and to Marie’s blog.  I’ve been “struggling” with this for years.  I came to NYC years ago to be a performer and ended up raising a family, working my butt off to support the family and actually working in every aspect of theatre EXCEPT performing.  I stopped thinking about performing or even thinking about it for so long I had trouble having any passion in my life.  I did not want to recognize I still had the desire. 
      Long story short, I turned 50 this year.  It’s just in the past week I finally dusted off those old dreams after a kick in the butt.  I am currently taking steps to find ways to start performing again…. and finally beginning to feel those old passions reawakening inside.  I scared sh%#less… but I know this is something I’ve got to do!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/neerja69 Neerja Sharma

    Hello! Actress here who started when I got the courage to ignore my family’s rule of forbidden careers in show business. Started late – after marriage, house, kids, dogs, dual income, and keeping with the Jone’s. Talk about a blog that hits to the heart of MY matter.
    Plus I look much younger than I am, so age is such a WEIRD deal for me.

    Thanks Marie.
    Sending you and Josh the very best wishes for passionate and fulfilling careers.
    xo
    Neerja

    • http://twitter.com/linderlounyc Linda Maley

       I can soooo relate to you Neerja and to Marie’s blog.  I’ve been “struggling” with this for years.  I came to NYC years ago to be a performer and ended up raising a family, working my butt off to support the family and actually working in every aspect of theatre EXCEPT performing.  I stopped thinking about performing or even thinking about it for so long I had trouble having any passion in my life.  I did not want to recognize I still had the desire. 
      Long story short, I turned 50 this year.  It’s just in the past week I finally dusted off those old dreams after a kick in the butt.  I am currently taking steps to find ways to start performing again…. and finally beginning to feel those old passions reawakening inside.  I scared sh%#less… but I know this is something I’ve got to do!!

  • Cinnamonrose Girl

    Gonna get old anyways so might as well do it doing what you want…(I entered grad school for a career change last year at 53….with no spouse/support so no safety net….and moved 1000 miles to do so away from friends – my advice – you are not too old for growth but don’t cut your roots and expect to grow, even roses go dormant when transplanted for awhile)

    • Ian Carpenter

      Wow. Really impressive AND really wise. Thank you – never thought of it like that. Very helpful for me.

  • Cinnamonrose Girl

    Gonna get old anyways so might as well do it doing what you want…(I entered grad school for a career change last year at 53….with no spouse/support so no safety net….and moved 1000 miles to do so away from friends – my advice – you are not too old for growth but don’t cut your roots and expect to grow, even roses go dormant when transplanted for awhile)

    • Ian Carpenter

      Wow. Really impressive AND really wise. Thank you – never thought of it like that. Very helpful for me.

  • Niina

    I’m starting professional pilot training at 36. Rarely but sometimes I wonder if  I’m crazy, but it’s my biggest dream. I’ve had this dream for 15 years.  And now I’m gonna live it! :)

  • Niina

    I’m starting professional pilot training at 36. Rarely but sometimes I wonder if  I’m crazy, but it’s my biggest dream. I’ve had this dream for 15 years.  And now I’m gonna live it! :)

  • Nkauj

    I am truly thankful for this blog from Marie and all those who posted comments. I am 27 and a 1st generation Hmong-American female. There are many odds against me and expectations of me from the community I grew up from and my parents as they dream of a traditional path for me. With my heart set on pursuing my music career, it has been a challenge but also because I have thought of my age as a hindrance, but reading the blog and comments has boosted my spirit. It is never too late. I just have to remind myself. Thank you!

  • Nkauj

    I am truly thankful for this blog from Marie and all those who posted comments. I am 27 and a 1st generation Hmong-American female. There are many odds against me and expectations of me from the community I grew up from and my parents as they dream of a traditional path for me. With my heart set on pursuing my music career, it has been a challenge but also because I have thought of my age as a hindrance, but reading the blog and comments has boosted my spirit. It is never too late. I just have to remind myself. Thank you!

  • Susan Limbaugh

    I went to medical school at age 36 against all odds. I was a total failure in school when I was young. I had no history indicating that I could achieve this goal. I had to back to school at night for 2 years (community college – starting with pre-allgebra), full time for 2-3 years, MCAT, waiting etc.. then finally accepted after getting a 4.0 in 52 hours of course work. It was the hardest thing to do, but I did it. Sometimes I feel like I did it so that I can tell ANYONE that they can do ANYTHING!! Me, someone who had a horrible academic history with a 2.9 average from my 1982 college years… I also had several undiagnosed learning disorders that I learned about in residency at age 41. Somehow, I found a way to learn because of my true passion and desire to do it. Now looking back, I see that my need to be an MD was driven by my need for acceptance from others (not great), but STILL, I did what people didn’t think was possible. My father never believed I’d get into medical school until the day I got in. Many people thought my goal was a joke! 
    When I listened to the video above and the heard the question came from someone in their twenties I had to chuckle. If you are in your twenties and think you’re too old…. just stop that thought NOW! You are not too old! I am 100% sure! Live your dreams and your passion. That will drive you, and make it possible to achieve anything!!! 

  • Susan Limbaugh

    I went to medical school at age 36 against all odds. I was a total failure in school when I was young. I had no history indicating that I could achieve this goal. I had to back to school at night for 2 years (community college – starting with pre-allgebra), full time for 2-3 years, MCAT, waiting etc.. then finally accepted after getting a 4.0 in 52 hours of course work. It was the hardest thing to do, but I did it. Sometimes I feel like I did it so that I can tell ANYONE that they can do ANYTHING!! Me, someone who had a horrible academic history with a 2.9 average from my 1982 college years… I also had several undiagnosed learning disorders that I learned about in residency at age 41. Somehow, I found a way to learn because of my true passion and desire to do it. Now looking back, I see that my need to be an MD was driven by my need for acceptance from others (not great), but STILL, I did what people didn’t think was possible. My father never believed I’d get into medical school until the day I got in. Many people thought my goal was a joke! 
    When I listened to the video above and the heard the question came from someone in their twenties I had to chuckle. If you are in your twenties and think you’re too old…. just stop that thought NOW! You are not too old! I am 100% sure! Live your dreams and your passion. That will drive you, and make it possible to achieve anything!!! 

  • Jessica

    I am a late bloomer in that I tend to run away from the things I want to do most due to fear of not having the chops to make it.  At the tender age of 32 (July 2012) , I packed up a few things and headed west to Los Angeles.  I want books published, films made and tv shows produced and aired to the masses.  I have to say I came to a similar conclusion… this move has been three years in the making… I decided that if it has been three years and I still have the hankering to go –  then I must go.  Simple as that.  Now I am working on the “Now that I am here, what do I do?” question.  :]

  • Jessica

    I am a late bloomer in that I tend to run away from the things I want to do most due to fear of not having the chops to make it.  At the tender age of 32 (July 2012) , I packed up a few things and headed west to Los Angeles.  I want books published, films made and tv shows produced and aired to the masses.  I have to say I came to a similar conclusion… this move has been three years in the making… I decided that if it has been three years and I still have the hankering to go –  then I must go.  Simple as that.  Now I am working on the “Now that I am here, what do I do?” question.  :]

  • http://www.facebook.com/KatieRHoffman Katie Hoffman

    I absolutely loved his Marie! I can SOOO relate to Lulu’s question! I am almost 24 and have always wanted to pursue dancing and acting. For a good couple of years now I have told myself I’m to old to start etc. Well I recently went to LA and some friends and I were dancing around in the living room, one of the girl saw me dancing and said, “Wow, you are a dancer!” I looked at her in shock (she is a professional dancer) and said, I was not. Then I realized, the talent and desire I had 2 or 3 years ago si still there! This video has helped me realize it’s not to late to start :) Thank you so much! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/KatieRHoffman Katie Hoffman

    I absolutely loved his Marie! I can SOOO relate to Lulu’s question! I am almost 24 and have always wanted to pursue dancing and acting. For a good couple of years now I have told myself I’m to old to start etc. Well I recently went to LA and some friends and I were dancing around in the living room, one of the girl saw me dancing and said, “Wow, you are a dancer!” I looked at her in shock (she is a professional dancer) and said, I was not. Then I realized, the talent and desire I had 2 or 3 years ago si still there! This video has helped me realize it’s not to late to start :) Thank you so much! 

  • http://twitter.com/IAmKatieHoffman Katie Hoffman

     I absolutely loved his Marie! I can SOOO relate to Lulu’s question! I am
    almost 24 and have always wanted to pursue dancing and acting. For a
    good couple of years now I have told myself I’m to old to start etc.
    Well I recently went to LA and some friends and I were dancing around in
    the living room, one of the girl saw me dancing and said, “Wow, you are
    a dancer!” I looked at her in shock (she is a professional dancer) and
    said, I was not. Then I realized, the talent and desire I had 2 or 3
    years ago si still there! This video has helped me realize it’s not to
    late to start :) Thank you so much! 

  • http://twitter.com/IAmKatieHoffman Katie Hoffman

     I absolutely loved his Marie! I can SOOO relate to Lulu’s question! I am
    almost 24 and have always wanted to pursue dancing and acting. For a
    good couple of years now I have told myself I’m to old to start etc.
    Well I recently went to LA and some friends and I were dancing around in
    the living room, one of the girl saw me dancing and said, “Wow, you are
    a dancer!” I looked at her in shock (she is a professional dancer) and
    said, I was not. Then I realized, the talent and desire I had 2 or 3
    years ago si still there! This video has helped me realize it’s not to
    late to start :) Thank you so much! 

  • Stylegurrl

    Thank you so much, Marie! You really made me think long and hard about what has kept me from doing the things I really love. I have always been a creative person, but my family did not approve of artistic careers. I have spent most of my life trying to do what would make them happy.  Now at the age of 40, I have decided to finally pursue my dreams of fashion design and travel writing. 

  • Stylegurrl

    Thank you so much, Marie! You really made me think long and hard about what has kept me from doing the things I really love. I have always been a creative person, but my family did not approve of artistic careers. I have spent most of my life trying to do what would make them happy.  Now at the age of 40, I have decided to finally pursue my dreams of fashion design and travel writing. 

  • Guest

    hmmm…Wikipedia says Stallone was 28 when he wrote Rocky.