Many people started 2018 worried about their achievement levels in life but the last two weeks have offered an opportunity to understand why some people are late achievers in life.
A late blooming adult is a person who does not discover his/her talents and abilities until later than normally expected. In certain cases, it happens well into retirement.
There are several examples and even worse case scenarios that make your case a rather simple one.
There are also several examples of famous achievers who were rejected or written off earlier in life as failures.
And for those who think they have been buffeted by the devil, the revelation is that there is something in you worth fighting for, which is why the devil is fighting you. He sees your huge potential, the glory in you, which is his target.
Some people have mistaken the devil to be just a wicked destroyer. He is more than that – smart enough to know your weaknesses; smart enough to know that if he gets to control your mind, he has got you tied; smart enough to keep you as far from God as possible. He is also a good organizer, which is why he is able control legions of demons. A legion, as used during the time of Jesus, was a Roman Legion which could be anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000 troops.
No matter how far back behind in life you are or how low you feel, you still have the ability to succeed.
The following are advantages of late bloomers in life. If you are a late bloomer:
You don’t judge people based on their appearance. You know what it’s like to be the ugly duckling, the less attractive friend, the one no one really paid much attention to. Because of that you’re less likely to judge people on what they look like because you know too well the experience of having an outside appearance that doesn’t quite match how seriously awesome you are inside.
You’ve stayed down to earth and genuine. You’ve spent so much of your life trying to get where you want to be and now that you’re finally coming into your own you never forget how you started or where you came from.
You never stop working hard for what you want. Late bloomers sometimes have the feeling that even after they’ve “made it” – whatever that means to them – that there’s the chance the rug could be pulled out from under them again. After they reach their goals, they create new goals to focus on because they never want to stop actively working on their progress.
You know you’ll never take anything for granted. There’s always an element of gratitude late bloomers feel towards the life they’ve created for themselves. They know how much longer it took them to get where they are, either because of past choices or circumstance, and they refuse to ever forget their journey.
You understand great things take time and because of that you’ve developed a great amount of patience for dealing with the lows of life. If something doesn’t happen the way you thought it would or you don’t get the results you’re after, you don’t get mad right away.
You know your mistakes and how to rise past them. You’re all too well aware of the things you did in the past that stunted your growth to some degree. Whatever it is, you know your faults, and by now how to recognize them. It’s just a matter of overcoming those flaws and past mistakes to continue to get you where you want to be.
There’s an extra degree of kindness within you. You understand just how mean other people can be and you vow to never treat someone the way you’ve been treated in the past.
When you finally get on the same level as your peers, you have more appreciation for reaching that milestone. Some things in life people just expect to get and experience because, for whatever reason, life has just been easier for them. But for you – you’ve been waiting your whole life to get the same thing someone else achieved years before. And when you finally get there you truly appreciate the moment.
Conclusion: Leverage what you have, the experience that made you who you are. The late bloomers remind us never to give up. Know your dream and chase it.