I’m writing this blog primarily for young people who are trying to figure out their careers. But is it too late for older people to follow their dreams?
I can’t answer that question, but I found a web site that lists successful people who started late:
Here is a list of people over 50 who switched careers:
Here are some thoughts about going for your dream job when you’re older:
There’s risk involved, I probably don’t have to tell you this, you might lose income when you try to change careers. Only you can determine whether the risk is worth it.
It may take years, and you will have to spend a lot of your spare time trying to prepare for your goal.
It is possible to keep your regular job and prepare for your dream job in your spare time, but you really have to be committed to doing it.
If your dream job has been percolating in your mind for a long time, the creativity may burst out when you finally give it an outlet.
When you’re older, you may have more wisdom to make your dream job work, and more experience to guide you in what works and what doesn’t.
If you’re at a place where you want to go for your dream job, remember it’s possible but not guaranteed. I don’t advise just giving up everything for your dream job, remember it takes time.