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The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I really love this quote by George Elliot, “it is never to late to be what you might have been!”  There are so many things in our life that we tend to get down and out about holding on to the feeling that we will never be able to do something because “it’s too late”! I don’t believe that it is ever “too late” and I know the saying “never say never” but this time I am going to say it..it is never too late!

It’s never to late to apologize:  I don’t agree with Justin Timberlake that it is too late to apologize.  For me to not apologize for something that you may have done wrong is a cop out!  When you know you have done something that has offended another, to not apologize because it is too humiliating to admit your mistakes will end up hurting you in the long run!  You will be amazed at what it means to someone when you stop and take the time to make things right!  If you have ever done so, then you know how wonderful a feeling it can give you and the one you apologize to!

It’s never too late to love: I have read on  numerous occasions on posts, in stories, seen in movies when the question is brought up about loving someone, whether or not it is too late.  I don’t believe that it is ever too late to love, love ones that you have known your whole life that they were just friends, and now you have special feelings towards them.  Is it wrong or a bad idea some have asked me about falling in love with a friend they have had for years and I said..no it isn’t, how better can it be to be in love with your best friend.  The love of your life often is your best friend too.  Is it too late after a certain age to fall in love?  Of course not, love is something that you can never be too late for!

It’s never too late to forgive: If someone has done something to offend or hurt you, it is never to late to forgive them and to let it pass.  Holding on to bitterness is only going to harm one person, and that person is you!  If you are able to move on after having been hurt, you will find that you have a whole new lease on life and that you will go one to be much happier and productive than you ever will be by allowing something to totally take the wind out of you!

It’s never too late to start over:  Boy, I ought to know that for sure!  I have started over in so many places, so many jobs, so many challenges in my life that it has almost become a part of my being.  Now that I am a little older I am looking forward to settling down a little bit!  But, some folks have not had to start over as many times as I, and others have never had too!  With today’s economic climate as well as in certain natural disasters, many people are finding themselves having to start all over from scratch!  It is not easy, but it is not impossible either!  You never know, you may embark on something all together better than what you had previously!  Look for the rainbow after the storm and you may find the magical pot of gold at the end!

It’s never too late to kick a bad habit: With the proper concentration and desire you can quit doing something that you have found is not good for you like smoking or over eating!  Of course if you have gone on for a long period of time, you will have caused a lot of damage already, but that is no reason to not go for kicking a bad habit!  Don’t let yourself fall into the “it’s too late to quit so I might as well just keep doing what I have been doing” trap!  Today is just as good a day as any!

There are so many instances where it is never too late!  I am sure you can come up with more!  Finish this phrase: It’ never too late to…..

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  • Adrienne
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    Wow Rusty, I can relate to what you are saying. I’ve started over so many times it’s not even funny.

    I don’t wait to apologize if I’m wrong. Okay, it might take me a day or two to even realize that I’m wrong but once I know I’m not afraid to be the bigger person and admit it.

    I also think that forgiveness is a necessity for you more then the other person. Just because you forgive doesn’t mean you will tolerate those actions or accept what they did as okay. You are hurting yourself more when you hold that all inside.

    I know some people who have found love very late in life. I think that if that’s what they want then they should go for it.

    It’s never too late to do what you’ve always wanted to do. Life is worth living so just start.

    Great message my friend. Will be passing this one on.

    ~Adrienne

    • Rusty
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      Thank you Adrianne for your thoughts on the subject! I love the fact that it is never too late to do anything you have a desire to do! What a waste to just give up! I bet you can relate as just the very fact that you begun this online course and begun doing something you had never done before, and yet you are very good at it! You really inspire me! Have a wonderful evening! I always look forward to your visits!

  • Barry Wells
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    ….. to leave a comment on a post that reminds us it’s never to late to do so ;)

    I couldn’t agree more Rusty, especially on the apologies. It takes a bigger person to stand up and admit being wrong than it does to poke ones chest out and refuse.

    I should listen to you on the never to late to kick a bad habit, I smoke far to much and know that it’s bad for me but i still put off giving up. I bought an e-cig and have been giving it a go but it makes me cough more than my normal smokes.

    I’ll see what i can with the new year coming up ;)

    Fair play Rusty, I hope you’re well mate :)

    Take care, Barry

    • Rusty
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      Hi Barry! Thank you for your visit! Right! It is never too late to leave a comment! Ha! It really does take a bigger person to apologize, it really isn’t easy and that is why it takes a big person! I will stand behind you to quite smoking my dear friend! I tend to plead with my friends or loved one who may have gotten into the trap as I have witnessed close up and personal what it can lead to! So, you have me supporting you there! Take care mate and I look forward to staying touch!

  • Candy
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    Wow…this is exactly what I had on my mind this morning…choices. I had a light-bulb moment about five months ago that it is a choice to be happy each day. Sometimes I don’t choose the best, but more often than not I do choose to be happy and positive. If we aren’t happy with an aspect of our lives that is within our ability to change…do it! If there are things that are out of our hands and we can’t do anything about, well get over it and smile anyways! When it comes down to it, we can only answer for ourselves. Love, forgiveness, apologizing are all decisions we can make to be more at peace. It is human nature to not want to do those things especially when we have been hurt, but do it anyways…it produces peace and freedom.

    • Rusty
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      Hi Candy! Wow, thank you for your wonderful thoughts! So true every bit of what you said here!. And it is so very liberating to finally choose to do what we know we should but somehow have such a hard time getting down to doing it! Have a wonderful day Candy!

  • Supriya
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    Thanks for this lovely message. I was in need of this. Yup..its never late but I am still waiting for the right time to be able to do what I wanted to do. I wish the time comes soon and my long wait turns out to be fruitful. Just shared before reading this post :-)

    http://lessonsandpromises.blogspot.com/2011/12/other-than-real.html

    • Rusty
      Reply

      Hang in there Supriya, with a little patience and faith, you can achieve anything!

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