The Courage to Start Over

“For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

The above quote has been attributed by many (including me a time or two) to F. Scott Fitzgerald, but it’s actually a line from the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with the screenplay written by Eric Roth. Fitzgerald may have said or written something similar, but Eric gets the credit. But whoever wrote it, the truth remains.

It’s never too late to start over and be who you always dreamed you could be or, better yet, be who God dreamed you could be. All it takes is about twenty seconds of insanely brave courage to take that first step and start over. Maybe this is your time to take that step.

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