Never Too Late

Photo of Frederick Claflin

By Kenton Sefcik

In the boxing world, the ‘given’ age that a boxer will retire is 35 years of age.

A potential hockey player should be drafted by his or her 18th birthday – and now headhunters are going after them even younger.

In the business world, if you are too old you may be expunged for the younger crowd.

Universities have a median age of 24-year-old students.

However, it’s never too late! It’s never too late to live the dreams kept deep inside one’s heart.

There are many instances where dreams must be put on hold or worked at more slowly than a person wants.  Perhaps one is a single-mother or single-father.  Perhaps, with the downturn of the economy, the finances aren’t there to support the dreams.  Perhaps the life-situation of the current moment doesn’t serve the dreams and goals of the future – yet.

On the other hand, there are many things that one may pursue outside of the above-mentioned establishments if one so desires: fitness, writing, small businesses, etc.

But regardless if one is committed to break into a field at a later time where there is currently a predetermined age or one wants to branch out into uncharted territory, we are continually seeing people from all walks of life challenge the status quo.

As a martial artist for over 17 years, this video really finds a spot in my heart.  Even if you aren’t a fan of the martial arts, I’m sure the story will inspire you to believe:  it’s never too late!

PS: A big thank you to all the readers who commented on my last post.  Due to the popularity of the last post, I have been asked by to write a monthly article.  I couldn’t have done it without your support and I hope to continue to inspire you!

Editor’s Note: Kenton Sefcik is a father, husband, Registered Acupuncturist, published author and martial artist. You can read more of his ramblings at AMSDaily and at Dark Wing Chun.