How old are you?
Don’t tell me, it is irrelevant.
You may remember that last week my commercial pointed out that Picasso painted well into his 90s. In fact, he sired a child while in his 60s (the dog).
And my hero, Frank Lloyd Wright, finished the Guggenheim while in his 90s as well.
Some other fun facts……
Tina Fey was working at a YMCA and Oprah was fired from a job when they were 23 years old.
J.K.Rowling as a suicidal single parent living on welfare at 28.
Harrison Ford was a carpenter at 30, Julia Child released her first cookbook at 39 and got her TV show at 51.
Morgan Freeman got his first major movie at 52 and Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until 76.
Age is irrelevant, or is it?
When is the best time to plant a tree?
50 years ago.
When is the second best time?
What can you start doing today to advance, change or fine tune your career and/or your life?
Now is the time to do it.
If you are in a bad relationship, get out. As Paul Simon wrote, “There must be 50 ways to leave your lover”.
If you are at a bad job or want to change it for the better….DO IT!
Don’t wait until you’re are dead or live in the world of “shoulda done this or coulda done that”
Don’t count on starting to paint when you are 90 or starting to act when you are 52, you might not live that long. G-d willing you will, but plant that tree today and watch it bear fruit for many seasons.
And as Robin Williams said in “the Dead Poets’ Society”……”Carpe Diem, Lads (and Lassies), Seize the Day!”