“Whether one is 20, 40, 60, or 80; whether one has succeeded, failed or just muddled along — life begins each morning! The greatest fact in life is that it is never too late to start again. However discouraging your days may have been, keep this thought burning brightly in your mind: Life begins each morning!” — L.M. Hodges
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Never too late Overcome challenges and change to make the most of life
Christina Kunkle, CTA Certified Life and Wellness Coach, R.N.
n this ever-changing world, there are only a few things I feel certain of. First, the only constant is change, so learning to quickly adapt is essential. Second, it’s not what happens to us but what we do with it that matters most. Third, whether we’re making the most of our time or not, the clocks will continue ticking away the seconds, minutes and hours of our lives without missing a beat.
We all have dreams about the way our life will be, what we hope to accomplish and what our ideal life looks like. But very often, we find ourselves in circumstances that shatter our perfect plans, leaving us upset and worried. Perhaps you develop a chronic health condition that prevents you from doing the work you love, or suffer the loss of a spouse, family member or friend. Maybe the company
you’ve given your heart and soul to for over 30 years takes a sudden downturn, and your retirement savings vanish. The challenges we face may be different, but we share the need to accept and overcome them in order to move forward. Often we end up convinced it’s too late for us to recover from personal or professional setbacks. We may give up or sink into despair, fearful that we have nothing
meaningful left to contribute. Believing it’s too late depletes our precious energy, leaving us unable to take action. We give our power away without realizing it by focusing on past regrets or future concerns, spurring self-doubt, fear and confusion. Instead of saying “it’s too late for me,” I’d like to suggest a new perspective that offers renewed hope. No matter what See LATE, Page 13