All I know is you can go back to college if you are motivated. You can go back to college as an adult or you can go back to college as a single mother if that describes your situation. Notice the words, “if you are motivated” please!
2011 was a year where we heard our pop culture whisper near impossibilities at us. I recall the movie, Limitless, earlier this year. If you haven’t seen it then I won’t give it away but, in short, we certainly can do better. We can do better both in small things and large things but make no mistake, life stops for no one as it is up to us. After seeing the movie last summer I imagined myself under the influence of the Limitless drug. I was intense, smart, highly motivated and calculated, while clarity became the headship of everything. Clarity. I feel like I can’t think about that word enough in my own life. I digress…where was I?
So over the holidays I got together with some friends, one of whom was in a rut. He was very unhappy with his job. “False advertising!” he claimed. That was his rant about the college degree he chose nearly 12 years ago. He asked me what I thought about him going back to college as an adult, with a family, and with a job to help him pay for it. I simply asked him how motivated he was in pursuing something like that and he responded with an emphatic, “very.” I told him I was absolutely convinced that people can produce way more than they already are, even if they seem to be some of the most highly productive people in the world.
It’s like our “Limitless” versions of ourselves are running around in multiple universes and we are just waiting to catch or run into one of them. I am writing this post to the world and here I am thinking about how I can make this better or more effective for my readers. I also know my friend I spoke with that night can do more if he is unhappy with his job or past degree choice. And he can certainly go back to college at 30, 40 or even 60 years of age if that’s what he wants. I think he just needs to see the movie first.