Do you have any dreams, or ambitions you have not been able to fulfill? Why haven’t you? Did someone in your life tell you that you would not arise to anything good? Did they put you down, or make fun of you every time you mentioned the things you wanted to do and accomplish in life?
There is nothing you cannot do, or accomplish. Why do I know? well, I was 40 years old when I graduated from high school, and my grades where the highest in my class. I was 42 when I went to college, and at 45 I became an over the road truck driver.
This one is kind of a funny story: I was 53 when I decided to get a motorcycle license; something I didn’t know anything about. Yes, I had learned to ride a bicycle when I was a teenager but it had been a long, long, long time since then. I bought the motorcycle first, it was an oldie, a blue 1985 Honda Shadow 500 cc’s. My son had to go with me when I bought it, so he would ride it back home. I drove my car in back of him, feeling so proud of my accomplishment; even though I could not ride it and I didn’t know how to. 🙂
I started studying for my permit and went to take the test, which I may say I passed with flying colors. My son took the time to teach me, or I may say he gave me 2 lessons. On my first lesson, we went to an open parking lot. He gave me the instructions on how to ride it and then, I got on my motorcycle and put it in first gear. I started moving forward, of course all this time I kept my feet on the ground and stayed in first gear. I was scared, sweating and my hands were shaking all the time. On our second lesson he said, “Mom I cannot do this anymore, I am afraid you gonna hurt yourself”.
Well, after that day, the motorcycle was parked in my driveway for almost 3 weeks until I decided that enough was enough. I got on my motorcycle and drove through the most traffic congested area in my town. Again, I may say that I was shaking and scared all the time while riding, but I made it to downtown and back home in one piece, thank God. 🙂
Sometimes, we all need to do what scares us the most in order to fulfill our dreams and in doing so, we are taking control of our fears, our lives, and our destiny. I hope that what I have shared with you, will give you the strength and motivation to follow all your dreams. Do not let anyone get in the way of what you desire and dream of. I believe, believe with me. 🙂