“I’m too old”
“I don’t have the time.”
“That ship has sailed.”
“My life is too complicated now.”
“I can’t do that anymore—it’s too late for me.”
Have you ever had a thought of an idea or a dream that you have always wanted to accomplish, only to be met with opposing thoughts convincing you that you can no longer do it? Have you ever had a time when you came across someone–personally or otherwise—who had achieved some things in their life that you wish you had, and when you began to encourage yourself that you can still make it happen, you hear “the voice of reason ” telling you to face the “reality ” that such achievement is not possible? Or maybe you’ve had a time when you shared a dream with someone else, only for them to laugh it off, disregard it, or launch into a laundry list of reasons of why it can’t happen; in which after a while we start to believe them.
Every one of us has a dream or goal that we’ve always wanted to fulfill. Whether it’s professional, personal, or otherwise, we all have a “mental list” stored in our minds of things we would like to do in this life. Unfortunately, most times the list remains exactly what it is—mental. We tell ourselves (or someone else tells us) to be realistic: that we’ve waited too long, that our dreams are childish, and that due to our current life’s situations, it is much too late to even bother trying.
That is the reason why I love this week’s Music Monday song, “Future” by Musiq Soulchild. The lyrics are strong and direct: stop lying to yourself, stop letting others lie to you, and go after what you want in life. The song serves as a reminder to ignore the negative voices that you may encounter from others—and even the ones from your own mind. It also reminds us that it is never too late to pursue our dreams—that we are in control of our own future.
“I promise you can get it
But in order for you to get it you gotta be in it
And once you’re in it you can win it
Because whatever you want it’s all up to you”
Enjoy today’s Music Monday Selection: Music Soulchild’s “Future”
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