Contributed by Hillary Saffran
It’s Never Too Late
6/10/2017 – 7PM
10927 W Big Lake Rd. Big Lake
Tickets: $5 or $2+2 Canned Foods
You once dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Or actress. Or artist. Perhaps you planned to become president or write a novel someday. Then someone said to be realistic. Being a comedian or filmmaker isn't practical. One out of a thousand make it or you were told that it wouldn't pay the bills.
So you listened. You decided to be "practical". You chose something "stable and more secure" to do instead. This choice, or series of choices, has led you to where you are now. Unfulfilled. Suffering from the torment of regret. You know that you were meant for more.
Do you stay awake at night feeling trapped in your job or business because it pays the bills, but it's not really want you want to be doing? Do you feel trapped because you can't seem to find a way out? Have you given up on having any of your dreams come true?
Want to have hope again? Want to break free? You can do more than just “survive” to meet your obligations. You can choose to live a fulfilled life.
Actions will lead you toward your goals or away from them. Due to mindset, oftentimes people will procrastinate or self-sabotage an inevitable success, then experience a less than desirable result, and feel that they are living out a self-fulfilling prophecy of dissatisfaction and more unsuccessful attempts at change.
I’m here to tell you that failure + positive action + not quitting = success. Are you reading this with the aid of an electric light in the room? Thomas Edison attempted thousands of ways on his journey of inventing the light bulb. He stated, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Time to dream again!
I am not telling anyone to jump off a financial cliff, be irresponsible and quit their job tomorrow to embark on an emotional tailspin.
What I am saying is to give yourself permission to dream again. Take chances on an activity that brings more joy into your life; perhaps it will consist of a different employment path or entrepreneurship after all.
The answers will reveal themselves over time. Perhaps you will finally sign up for that pottery class or singing lessons you’ve been putting off for two years. Maybe it’s time to volunteer for your local community theater or take that college class that interests you. Will you join the hiking group you recently heard about?
If you are in need of a bit of fun and inspiration, come on down to the Top Drawer at the corner of the Parks Hwy and Big Lake Road on June 10th at 7:00pm for the show “It’s Never Too Late.” Tickets are $5.00 or $2.00 if you bring two canned goods for donations to the Big Lake Food Bank.
Join Hillary Saffran for an evening of fun, entertainment and inspiration. For more information call 907-707-7556.
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot
Hillary Saffran is the star of her own living room and kitchen, where the acoustics are better than the bathroom. She is an entertainer and best-selling author among her five closest friends.