|Marriane Faithful and Mick Jagger, circa 1960's|
Captain C.B. Sullenberg just introduced a new book: What it Means to Be a Genuine Leader; Marianne Faithful has forged a new career in art: Innocence and Experience, Curated by Marianne Faithful.
|Captain C.B. Sullenberg, Blogger.com|
Granted, Faithful already had achieved success-skyrocketing to fame when she hit American airwaves singing the Rolling Stones song As Tears Go By. American was seduced by her coy and feminine manner, and angel-soft voice.
Captain Sullenberg, on the other hand, was a successful pilot whom had training in emergency maneuvers and just happened to be the right captain for the challenge when he landed a jet on the Hudson River.
What a perfect opportunity for him to write about about his insight into leadership.
Then there is John Walsh. John lost his son Adam to a predator in a Sear's store back in 1980's. As a public relations practitioner, the tragedy opened a new door for him as a television host on America's Most Wanted.
However, people like you and I are also discovering new careers, and hidden talents, just when we think it is time to settle down and fade into the sunset.
Maybe you, too, have had a tragedy in your life- and want to give up. Perhaps, you can't see the door that is open for you because of the tragedy.
I had spent half my life in mall marketing and non-profit public relations work. Just before I turned 50, I felt a burn out, I wanted to do something that would put me in charge of my own destiny. So I went into real estate. I did that for 8 years. I am now ready to try another hat on, and do something new!
I often said, I am afraid my epitaph will read: Here lies a woman who never lived up to her potential. I don't want that to happen. My secret dream has always been writing. I have wanted to be a writer since I was in high school. I was often discouraged, because very few writers were successful.
So I have come full circle now. I am doing what I have always wanted to do.
I have always felt there is a part of myself that is not fulfilled. Now, regardless of what happens with my writing, I feel good knowing I have not put it off any longer.
So what is it you want to do? Is there a secret dream you have, and are putting it off?
I can't think of a better time than now to throw your hat in the ring!