Boiled eggs are not difficult to prepare – it’s a matter of placing eggs in boiling water for a specified number of minutes. For obvious reasons, it takes longer for eggs to become hard boiled than soft boiled. Key point: It simply takes more time, not more effort.
The same can be said about doing something significant in life… particularly at an older age. As the Dose increases in age and attempts a new adventure, tries a new hobby, or looks for a significant life alteration, I’m often told, “That’s too hard to do at your age…” followed by a string of words that only equal discouragement.
The Dose marvels at people over the age of 50 achieving life-long goals of running a marathon, getting a PhD, or changing careers. Their stamina is in-check, their determination is set, and their age is pushed to the side.
And so, I look to the egg placed in boiling water. Whatever the goal, give it some time in a tumultuous situation and it will come out just as desired. Difficult? No. Easy? No. Achievable? Yes, with time, in time… as long as it’s realistic!
Missions were not created to be impossible. Think probable!