Colonel Sanders started his first restaurant at the age of 52 and now KFC is a global fast-food chain not saying to himself ‘I’m too old’.
Wangari Muta Maathai mobilised mainly women in Kenya to plant over 30 million trees and then the UN to organise the planting of 11 billion trees despite being from Africa and a woman, she didn’t use those as excuses in a totally white male dominated world.
Gutenberg invented a printing press for the mass production of books when less than 10 percent of the population could read…he didn’t wait for literacy rates in Medieval times to improve.
Karl Benz developed a car when there were no paved roads and it was illegal to drive in Germany…he could have said ‘there is no point, no one can drive’.
The list of examples of people who were not sabotaged by external factors could continue. They didn’t look for excuses, they didn’t wait for the right conditions, or blame lack of money, the weather, laws, their luck, or it being too hard.
There have been women and men throughout history who have not looked for reasons not to do something, but against the odds, they actively have looked for reasons to follow their passions and create. They were prepared for things to fail, to not work, they were willing to take the risk.
What excuses are we currently coming up with to stop us fulfilling our soul’s true desires? What risks will we take to fulfil our passions? We are on this rock once…don’t wait.