Mozart was a musical genius. By the age of 5 he was composing concertos. Writing symphonies by 10. Touring Europe and playing to royalty and in concerts in his teens.
Music was his passion, his purpose and his gift.
But during his early twenties, you’d have found him working as a low paid, court organist. His boss even refused to allow him to play at concerts where he could have earned half a year’s salary in one evening!
He spent his middle years feeling resentful, and massively unfulfilled. Putting duty and “getting by” first…and suppressing his phenomenal gifts and purpose.
Perhaps you can relate?
Follow Your Heart
Mozart died at only 35. He could so easily have ended his life in the same job and never made a change. But, he didn’t. Because in the last few years of his life, he decided to follow his heart and his passion. He quit his job, devoted himself to his music…and entered the most creative and recognised period of his life.
Stuck In The Middle
But, when you’re in your middle years, and have that unsettled feeling that you’ve not yet found your own purpose in life, or have fallen out of love with what you do…do you scratch the itch? Or put your head down and stay in your lane?
If you’re anything like me…a young at heart Gen X’er, mother, daughter, and business owner, forging your way in a brave new world of TikTok trendsetters and twenty something influencers, the whispers of doubt can often creep in:
“I’m too old to do something new”
“I don’t have time”
“What if it doesn’t work?”
“What will people think of me?”
Pulled like a piece of toffee between kids who are still at home, ageing parents needing more care, and living in a hormonal hothouse of menopause and brain fog, we try to ignore that gnawing feeling that there HAS to be more to life.
Or do we choose to believe those voices in our head, so we don't have to try? Excuses we give ourselves to justify playing safe, not being judged, and avoiding the challenge and discomfort of change?
It’s exactly those thoughts that inspired me to write this blog. Because if life (and Mozart!) has taught me anything, it’s that it really is NEVER too late to make changes and follow your heart.
Never too late to make changes to your eating and fitness regimes.
Never too late to begin to build wealth.
Never too late to start a family.
Never too late to start a whole new business or change direction.
Never too late to be the very best version of yourself. To live with purpose. And to choose to never take “NO” for an answer!
It wasn’t too late for Mozart. And in his music, he left a magnificent legacy for the world. One that we’d have been denied if he’d continued to do what was expected instead of what he loved.
So, let me ask…what do you want YOUR legacy to be? And what will you do differently NOW to live your life on purpose?
Because it really is NEVER too late!