We very often tell ourselves things to make us feel better. It can help us cope with being content in the moment, or it can stifle our ambition to achieve new heights or try something new.
I’m too old to become a director.
I’m starting too late. I’ll never be an actor.
I should have pursued this 20 years ago.
You have to ask yourself who is telling you these things. Mostly, it’s you. Others don’t get to decide whether you’re too old or too late.
Make art, whether it’s in your living room or at a Nederlander theatre. Seek out the best sources and guidance. Don’t stop.
Past regrets and bumps in the road do a great job of getting in our way. Use the good stuff as fuel and ignore the rest.