In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of The Ring, Frodo tells Gandalf that he wishes the ring hadn’t come to him during his lifetime. Gandalf replies that he does, too, and so do all who live to see such times. But then he reminds Frodo that, “all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
It is inevitable that all of us will encounter troubling times. And it’s human nature to fixate on the hopelessness of the situation. But at some point, you must rise. It’s okay to fall into the water, but if you stay there forever, you will eventually drown.
The absolute worst thing you can do in these situations is nothing. You have the power to choose how you respond to the situation. All you have to decide is what you are going to do about it.
Remember, we are all perishable items. Our time here is limited and it is up to us to decide what we do with the time we have here. If you think you’re too old or it’s too late to make your move and unleash your potential, remember that there’s still time to change the road you’re on.