That’s right. It’s never too late. While my post last week was to remind you to consider how your story is going and how your story will end, I also want to tell you that so long as you are still conscious, it’s never too late for your story.
It’s never too late to change your story.
It’s never too late to change your plot.
It’s never too late to change your character.
Whether you are eight or eighty, it is never too late. Stop listening to the lie.
(I highly recommend “Quitter” by Jon Acuff as a follow-up to this. He has some great material on this, and personally it has helped me immensely, particularly his comment about the lie that says “by now”.)
Change is hard, I know. And some people in particular are really resistant to change. But not all change is bad (not all change is good, but that’s a discussion for another time).
Besides, what’s the alternative? Giving up? Living in pessimism for the rest of your life?
Please don’t give in. I know life’s thrown you a hardball, maybe more. You’ve been beaten up, perhaps physically or perhaps mentally, maybe both. You’ve fallen from the cliff into the valley of low, and so far no efforts to climb out have helped you. Perhaps your friends or even your family have left you alone. Your hands and your knees are cut from the falls and from trying to climb back up. It’s been pouring rain the entire time, so the rocks are slick and it hurts. You look up at the mountain and wonder, “Why should I bother?”
Don’t give up. Don’t stop fighting for something better. Don’t stop climbing. You can do it – I firmly believe in it. Make your story an awesome one, and start now. Start climbing.