Have you heard these quotes about AGE?
When these quotes have been shared, a response that I often hear is: “You need to face the fact that there are some things that are going to change because you age. You just wait and see.” While that is true, as I age I may move slower, my visual and auditory acuity may change, my memory may not be as sharp, BUT what I never want to allow is my age to become a boundary that prohibits me from achieving my goals and dreams.
Recently, I was reminded that age has no boundaries when I saw a picture of a fellow Hamptonian, William (Bill) Goldborough. Bill graduated in the 1949 class at Hampton University (Institute). This class fondly called themselves the “49ers.” Bill and I met at a meeting of the National Hampton Alumni Association and later served together on its Board. Bill was the Technology Committee Chair in 1998. My initial impression of him was a man of innovation and a trail blazer. He was fearless, perhaps in part, because he bravely fought as a World War II Veteran. I often admired that Bill was unafraid to speak what was needed to be said and likewise was unafraid of change. No wonder Bill was recognized by the President of our National Hampton Alumni Association as a “trailblazer.” I wasn’t surprised when I saw this recent picture. Bill, at 91, made history becoming the oldest initiate of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. See the details in this article.
When I reached out to say congratulations, Bill responded:
“I live my life like “A CANDLE IN THE WIND” and look back only to direct my path FORWARD. God is my constant CO-PILOT and continues to guide me.”
Bill’s message reminded me to look back as a reference point to continue moving forward and not forget that I need my co-pilot, God, to guide me.
My message to you. When you think you’re too “old” to accomplish a dream that was placed on your heart, remember the dream is a “calling” AND if you stay in tune with your co-pilot, God, your dream will become a reality.
Achieving your dream is not about AGE; rather, it is about YOU!