My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’ ~ M. Jordan
I could easily retire if someone would pay me a dollar for each time I’ve heard, “it’s too late to…” Here’s a tip for you ~ it is never too late to do whatever. It might not be the same, it might not be as easy, it might not have the same feeling as it would have when you were 10 or 20 or even 30 but it will still be a good thing. As a coach this is most often stated by my clients who have been struggling with a topic for a long period of time but we know there are many variations on this theme.
Do you know that within 15 minutes of your last cigarette there are already physical changes happening in your body? That fast. So how can you say it’s too late to stop or at least too late to try again and stop?
Flossing your teeth tonight means that you’ve immediately cleaned all 5 surfaces of your tooth rather than leaving 2 of those surfaces covered in yucky stuff. That yucky stuff can lead to cavities, diabetes, gum disease, heart issues and knee problems. Nope, not kidding about the knee issues! Poor dental hygiene has been linked to knee arthritis.
Here’s a good one. Remember we talked a few week ago about compounding interest? Well, it is never too late to start investing. Let’s say you’ve got another 25 years before you plan to retire. And let’s use $100 as your starting place; modest for a reason. Now, let’s say you put aside $10 a month for the next 25 years at 4% interest. Nothing huge. Nothing that will give you a seat at the table with Warren Buffet but a good example none the less. Thanks to the nice folks at www.investor.gov we learn that bit of money will become $5,264.09. Without you having to do any work your total outlay of $3,100 has earned you an extra $2,164.09. Nice. Now, imagine if you put even more into that account each month.
Want to take up a daily reading habit or start to plan on regular hikes? It is not too late. I can’t wait to hear what you’ve started up!
Best for your week!