“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”
– Michael McMillan
If your life is a book, what kind of book are you writing?
Is it filled with action and adventure? Unexpected twists, turns, and thrills?
Or blank pages and redundancy? Dispassionate prose and lackluster climaxes?
We all want, when we reach the end, to have written a real page-turner.
A book that was worth writing — not necessarily pretty or polished… but thrilling, unique, and true to who we are.
Of course most of us don’t actually write the book we want to write — we settle for less.
You might even be thinking right now…
“It’s too late for me,”… or
“I don’t have the time,”… or
“I’m too old”…
Many successful people have written new, amazing chapters of their lives after what could be considered…
🚫A point of no return
🤷Or, just no point at all.
Colonel Harland Sanders: Most know him as the face of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sanders didn’t franchise his first KFC until he was 62. Before that, he held various jobs, from fireman to gas station operator.
J.K. Rowling: The creator of “Harry Potter” was a single mom living on welfare when she started writing the series in her 30s. By the time the first book was published, she was 32.
Susan Boyle: Her rise to fame began with a performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” when she was 47. Before that, she lived a quiet life in a small Scottish village.
Charles Darwin: He was 50 when he published “On the Origin of Species,” drastically changing the way we think about evolution and natural selection.
Stan Lee: The mastermind behind many of Marvel’s superheroes began his major comic book work in his late 30s and 40s, with characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men coming to fruition when he was in his 40s.
At various points in their lives, each of these individuals chose to diverge from their current path and chase a new dream or goal.
Their stories are powerful reminders that it’s never too late to start a new chapter.