Never too late…..

I often marvel at the elasticity of the human spirit, something in us keeps striving, keeps pressing and keeps trying until we have more than an aha moment.

Meet Ms. Grace or ‘mummy’ as i like to call her and yes this is a real person and a real story.

A few months ago, we all listened to a young lady speak to us at a Women Conference on the topic, ‘Dare to Dream’.

Mummy is in her late fifties and I found it surprising that she was as excited as we younger folks. Fast forward to a few weeks later, she whispered to me, I have started sewing again. Even though I don’t know if that spark lit a fire, I was just excited that someone took the learning and acted on it.

Exactly one year later, while gisting away, she mentioned a store, I didn’t probe much because we were talking about more important things. On a Sunday morning right after church, she slipped an invitation into my hand.

Mummy was opening a restaurant, she called it ‘Souper Woman Kitchen’; Souper I guess because of the mainly soup dishes that she will be serenading her customers with.As I look more closely at the word ‘Souper’, I think of the closest English word to it ‘Super’. 

Ms. Grace is an example of so many ‘super’ humans out there striving, pressing and demonstrating the elasticity of the human spirit.

At close to 60, Ms. Grace listened to a young lady tell us that if we don’t take action, our dreams will remain what there are ‘dreams’.

She took action, not just one, several little steps. Souper Woman Kitchen opened, I missed the opening but heard that she is excited about this new opportunity.

As I reflect on this story and my interactions with Ms. Grace,  I recall that she was always on time for all meetings (Discipline), listened with intent  (Deliberate), acted on what she heard (Determined) and was very comfortable around young people (Teachable). I find that you gain a lot of fresh insight from being around younger folks.

Now and in the years to come, it is not OK to dream and write goals, be like Ms. Grace and take action.

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39 thoughts on “Never too late…..”

    1. Beautiful experience, swinging into action is the best way to actualise dreams. Thank you Sir and Ma for the piece.βœ‹πŸ½

  1. Indeed. It is not Ok to dream and write goals but also take action.

    I’ve always been a huge fan of writing down goals, but I only started achieving those goals when I wrote down action steps for each goal and followed through with discipline and determination.

    I often feel like I haven’t achieved enough at my age and I need to have everything figured out or it will be too late for me.
    This story about Ms Grace, a woman more than two times my age, just reminded me that I don’t have to have it all figured out right now.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Awesome πŸ‘πŸΌ
    So many of us live with our dreams until they eventually die. Thanks for this wake up call from you ladies

  3. Wow! Amazing awesome write up. We will be so excited to see your YouTube channel. Keep soaring, you belong to the heights.Amaka/Nonso Afubera.

  4. The DDDT got me.. Being disciplined, determined, delibrate and having a teachable spirit will never leave your destiny at the spot…

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ll keep pushing…

  5. This blog post is quite timely and apt. I am so inspired. Thank you for this motivational story. Indeed, it is NEVER TOO LATE to dream . Dare to Dream. Your dreams are valid.

    Thanks Life and Becoming for this post.
    More grace

  6. This is truly inspiring. It is quite easy to have dreams, but discipline and determination are key factors we need to strive for daily to achieve those dreams.
    This reminds me that I have an exam that I need to start reading for…so, I’m creating that timetable today. Thanks for this spark…more of God’s grace.

  7. I practically rolled my eyes at myself. Many things I had written down as my 2019 goals, how many did I follow through? Some, but what stopped me from achieving the rest, NOTHING! Just didn’t take any consistent actions towards achieving them.
    Thanks for this reminder.

  8. Aduduabasi Ette Michael

    This is a trigger to awaking dreams that seem lost. Creating a set of milestones that will help one move towards ones goals without losing focus is the catalyst to move on. Indeed one needs to push forward no matter the timing..

  9. This is a good motivational story for today youths. Until we act, God is not going to do His part. I believe this piece is going to touch and motivate many lives. Kudos.

  10. Writing down our goals and taking a deliberate action about it heightens our confidence, knowing that we can achieve anything we set our minds on.

  11. Wow! this is so inspiring. The story tells me that it’s good to have a dream or set a goal, but it takes discipline and determination to fight till the end.

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