DiscoverThe Prepare For Awesome PodcastPFA 015: ITS NEVER TO LATE TO CHANGE


Update: 2018-08-30


One of the most widely held myths is that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The idea is that as you get older, you become more set in your ways, habits, thoughts, etc and you become too old to learn new skills or to change and become better today than you were yesterday.

I have heard it so often in business and in life in general that it almost makes me ill just hearing it.

You see the fact is, it is never to late to change. You are never to old to learn something new and become the best you could possibility become.

Novelist and poet, Mary Anne Evans aka George Eliot, said, 'Its never too late to be what you might have been.'

Episode 015 Show notes:

#PrepareForAwesome #Change #SelfHelp #Success #PersonalDevelopment #Motivation #Life #Podcast #PersonalGrowth
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