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Email of the Day: Don't Let Age Stop You From Your Goals

By Dr. Laura on March 21, 2024
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I was thrilled when I heard you encouraging a 55-year-old caller to take the leap and pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer after a full life of serving her family. I’d like to share my own experience in the hopes it might help others.


At 55, when the children were all launched and the business had ended, I found myself wondering if I was too old to start a career.  Although it was terrifying, becoming a therapist seemed to be the best fit for me. When I explored what it would take to pursue this career it was daunting to say the least. The entire process would take 10 years. I was unsure if I could resurrect my academic skills and if I would be welcomed as a newcomer to the field, at an age when many people are retiring. I stopped and realized I'd still be 10 years older regardless of my choice. I wanted to try. I am so glad I did!  


I have now spent 8 years helping others lead more rewarding lives. Although I will be 70 soon, I have no plans for retirement. Thank you so much for encouraging your listeners to continue to challenge themselves to grow and pursue their life purpose, regardless of age. 




Don't Let Age Stop You From Your Goals


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