I'm 29 years old. Every time I start to think, “this is it… I've finally reached it.” I realize I'm only on the 3rd rung of a 20 foot ladder.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Success comes slow. Let's learn to focus on the ride. From the napkin sketches and the filing of our first business license to the magazine interview and even a memorable failure. Pinnacle business success takes time and even if we never reach the top rung, the memories are what matter most.

The video below was a stark reminder to slow down. My time is not fading. My clock is not ending. Let us relax, focus on the immediate, and hope for the long game.

How did this video make you feel? What would you like to accomplish by the age of 80? Let me know in the comments below.


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18 thoughts on “13 Powerful Reasons to NOT Give Up On Your Dream

  1. Brigetta says:

    This is such a valuable message. And for how this made me feel… well, it made me feel better. πŸ™‚

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Love this! There’s so much pressure to have it all figured out in our twenties. We are constantly evolving and changing throughout life and there’s no reason to feel that you’ve failed if you haven’t achieved your goal by 30. I am OVER the age issue!

  3. Maria Elena says:

    I loved this video clip… Thank you Dale Partridge for reminding me that it is never too late! I just turned 50 and have been on my “I can’t believe I haven’t finished A, B, C rant” but am noticing that I am accomplishing more now than ever… It’s like someone opened the door and said go ahead… It is time!!!

  4. Suzanne Oshima says:

    I loved this video! Thank you….this came at the perfect time for me! πŸ™‚

  5. DSR says:

    This gives me hope. After watching everything come down crashing around me, I’ve learnt that life is for living and not to be spent counting or measuring achievements. There’s joy in failure if we know how to look for the silver lining. Being disappointed should make us try harder and aim higher. Plenty of time for achievements, but I’ve only got one life and I want to make things right with my family above everything else. This video makes me realize that chasing awards, recognition and money will not buy me happiness or peace of mind. Thank you for sharing.

  6. tsa says:

    “I am 29 years old and I haven’t done something that I could be proud of.. yet.” So close to home. Very inspiring.

  7. Malia says:

    Thank you Dale for being you! I look forward to your emails and love to share them. I find the topics so appropriate when it’s posted. Keep up the awesome work!

  8. Honki says:

    Thats a great video! We always hear about the great successes ppl had in their early years and i think it makes us believe that we are nothing if we don’t have achieved anything astonishing by the age of 30. This video is a great antidot, many thanks!!

  9. steph says:

    thank you so much for this great video! I feel pressured by the people surrounding me and telling me I should know what I want to do with my life. I am 26 years old and still have no clue, I am still trying to find my way. You showed me that I have more than enough time to figure it out πŸ™‚ cheers

  10. Marna Mare says:

    I am ashamed to say I have never thought about that. I would love to make a difference in the world. I think that is the ultimate goal on earth – to make some one feel good about himself. Teach someone to love himself

  11. AliciaDreams says:

    This video makes me feel great. I’m turning 50 in nine days and I’ve been feeling old lately. Not anymore though thanks to this video! Thank you.

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