Some of us find things we are good at late in life, which is okay. As author Rich Karlgaard refers to those that find their footing later in life, late bloomers, can have an advantage over others. They find their life’s passion. Mozart may have struggled as a teen and in his twenties, but he became a celestial genius.
The music genius quit his job and embarked on a journey that proved his life’s most productive and creative. Breaking free from convention seems tricky, but keep in mind that you’ll only regret the things you didn’t do more than those you did. So, if you have found something you’re good at, why not leap?
We are at an age where talent is recognized and leveraged to the maximum. You can leap and land just where skills are best utilized and succeed at something you’re happy doing.
Clarity of purpose and nerve is vital for people finding their own path later in life. In her classic, Aristotle’s Way, Edith Hall suggests that the formula to living a good life is becoming conscious of our talents, skills, and aptitudes and using our resources to make the most of them.
Discovering your authentic self takes effort and courage to lose sight of the dry land and sail into the unknown. Rich Karlgaard, the author of Late Bloomers, laments a culture steeped in early achievement, which inhibits us from our true passions. But it’s not too late to choose personal fulfillment over professional excellence. A dark horse will plod along for a long time before realizing they are on the wrong path of an unfulfilled life and making the change.
Celebrating the New Path
Finding something that sparks within us deserves celebration, and at Villa Ragusa, we know-how. You could be the next late bloomer. But more importantly, you find self-fulfillment in something you do – what’s more important than that? Celebrate with the few that believe in your ability to make the right choice and who will cheer you on the journey.