Of a truth, no one knows what our lives will be like tomorrow. The Bible says in James that, “You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”
If that’s the case, then I want my vapor, your vapor to count. What dreams, ideas and goals do you have that are yet to be fulfilled in your life? Just because you are on the other side of 20, 30, 40 years and beyond, doesn’t mean that ship has since sailed away.
Today on Victory in Mind, we look for inspiration in those who, at different ages and stages in their lives, pursued that which they believe they were created to be and to do, regardless of whether they started their quest in their 40s or beyond.
I’m here to encourage you, to inspire you… It’s never too late to do that one thing. Go ahead, light the embers still simmering inside of you, waiting for that opportune time to be lit.
That time is now!
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[00:00:43] Introduction to the show
[00:01:00] So what happens when it feels like life is just not fair?
[00:01:35] What might you be telling yourself.
[00:02:13] Focus of today’s episode: I'm here to remind you to encourage you, don't count yourself out.
[00:03:11] So, are you in your forties? Here are some examples of people just like you and I who pursued their dreams.
[00:04:29] We are each a unique creation, created to follow our own unique life passions.
[00:05:01] Are you in your fifties? Here are some examples of people just like you and I who pursued their dreams.
[00:05:58] So keeping it real, life can throw curve balls or priorities come up that are just out of our control.
[00:06:31] Well, are you in your sixties? Here are some examples of people just like you and I who pursued their dreams.
[00:07:54] Today, I am here to remind you not to count yourself out.
[00:08:36] We talked about this similar situation in a previous episode of Victory in Mind podcast, episode five, where we spoke about or on tenacity and staying the course.
[00:09:09] Well, this completes the first part of this two part series of not counting yourself out. I want to encourage you, keep at it.
[00:10:02] Conclusion. Thank you so much for listening. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast. That way you can automatically receive episodes and share the link. People share the link and the episodes with your social networks. You can go to our website www.victoryinmind.com for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe.
Thanks for staying tuned to Victory in Mind. We appreciate you. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.
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ViM Ep 7 | DON'T COUNT YOURSELF OUT - Part 1[:
[00:00:43] Hi and welcome to another episode of Victory in Mind podcast. Your guide to living each day with purpose. Even as life can be a challenge, our show focuses on strategies and solutions on how to best position ourselves, living out our creative potential.[:
[00:01:35]"Man, I should have done that thing when I was still younger. I had so much time on my hands. Now things are just different. I've got responsibilities. Bills, bills, and more bills! Oh, yeah, the kids are fully grown and my 401k or my pension plan is soon to kick in. I'm just not going to rock the boat. I'm just going to stay in my lane because it's too much to think about the [00:02:00] alternative." or, "Ph-lease! I'm a grandparent now. Who tries new things at my age anyway? My friends and family will laugh at me! Let me just stay in my lane."[:
That thing you have wanted to do or thought about doing, it's still achievable. It might look different, but it still is. Because here's the truth. You can't run away from you. There's that voice inside of you that once in a while reminds you of dreams deferred, of the, what ifs or I shoulda coulda, woulda. Of passions that you thought you once had, but now you figure man, they're just long [00:03:00] gone. But ever so often, you sense the embers still present, waiting for the opportune time to be lit.[:
So count yourself in that mix. Are you between 40 and 49 years old? Well, think of the actor, Samuel L. Jackson. He is one of the most bankable and popular actors of all time, but people. His success did not start until he was past 40. How about designer Vera Wang? She designed her first dress at 40 years old. Or when we think of Henry Ford and the model T and automation of cars that he was this great inventor and enterpreneur, but he [00:04:00] was 45 years old when he created the model T back in 1908.
How about Sam Walton who founded the first Walmart at 44 years old? He was business minded. Maybe you are. So keep at it. Keep at it like Jack Weil who was 45 years old when he founded the most popular cowboy wear brand, Rockmount Ranch wear. He remained at CEO until he died at the age of 107.[:
[00:05:01] Are you in your fifties? Here are some example of people just like you and I who pursued their dreams. So count yourself in that mix.
Are you a chef or a cook like Julia Child who wrote her first cookbook and later debut it in "The French Chef" when she was 50 years old. How about Tim and Nina Zagat who were lawyers and had interests that collided because when they were both in their early, early fifties, they established and published their first collection of restaurant reviews under the Zagat name, which eventually became a mark of culinary authority. So think about where your interests and current education skills might collide. Or how about Wally Blume who after years of working for somebody else, he decided to strike it out on his own and founded, Denali Flavors at 57 years old.[:
[00:06:31] Well, are you in your sixties? Perhaps I can ask you to consider some of these examples of people just like you and I, who pursued their dreams. Count yourself in the mix.people? We know KFC chicken. [:
[00:07:54] Today, I am here to remind you not to count yourself out. Don't [00:08:00] relegate interests that make your heart smile and beat that much faster as, nah, they're just not important and they're not worth the pursuit. Yes, our interests might evolve over time because of our physical ability to perform certain tasks. But sometimes, you never know what you would and can achieve without attempting it. Whether it's once, whether it's twice, however many times it takes. Cause it's a passion for you. It's something that you love.[:
[00:09:09] Well, this completes the first part of this two part series of not counting yourself out. I want to encourage you, keep at it. Keep doing you. Keep pursuing those dreams and those ideas and those longings that you have in the deepest part of you. That is the best thing ever! To wake up to still have breath in your body and to say, I'm pursuing what I was created to be and to do.[:
[00:10:02] Thank you so much. I really appreciate the time that you've taken to spend with me today that wraps it up for today's episode. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast. That way you can automatically receive episodes and share the link. Share the link and the episodes with your social networks. You can go to our website, www.victoryinmind.com for show notes, as well as links to download and subscribe.
We are looking for people to live out their full potential. Come join the tribe. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.[: