Many times after people retire there’s an unspoken code that life has gone past them and their chances at achieving their dreams are slim or even non-existent. But is this really true?

Just because someone is retired does not mean that they have missed their chance to live out their dreams. There are countless stories of people who have retired and gone on to have fulfilling and productive lives.

They may have chosen to pursue different goals than they had earlier in life, but they are still able to achieve great things. Retirement can be a time of new beginnings, and people should never feel limited by the fact that they are retired. There is still plenty of time to pursue one’s dreams, whatever they may be.

Though life may not always go according to plan, we should never give up on our dreams and aspirations. As we approach our golden years, we should strive to make the most of them, for they can be the best years of our lives. Our age should never be a deterrent, as countless people are proof that it is never too late to pursue our dreams and achieve greatness. We should be inspired by their stories and continue to fight for our dreams, no matter how seemingly impossible they may be.

Just a few weeks ago, CNN News carried the story of a great grandmother who received her diploma from Northern Illinois University at the age of 90! Yes, you read right, 90 years.

Joyce DeFauw had dropped out of school in 1951, and 71 years later she was able to break free of the age limit and achieve her life-long dream of becoming a graduate.

This remarkable story highlights the power of determination and perseverance, no matter what age you may be. It serves as an inspiration to us all to never give up on our dreams, however far-fetched they may seem. It also shows that it is never too late to learn, grow, and achieve our goals. Joyce DeFauw’s story is a heartwarming reminder that no dream is ever too big and no challenge is ever too daunting. Her story is a testament to the fact that age is no barrier to success!

Her inspiring journey proves that we are truly capable of a whole lot and that retirement is just the beginning of a world of possibilities, and our decisions after retiring can be an example of courage and resilience to many.

No matter what stage of life we are at, the joy and satisfaction that comes from achieving our goals is always worth the effort.

Surrounding ourselves with people who motivate us to achieve our dreams is also crucial. Your path may not be something as ambitious as going back to school to get a degree, but it’s essential that we take small steps every day to make sure we reach our objectives.

It is never too late to start something new or to make a difference in someone’s life. We all have a story to tell and by taking action we can make sure that our story is one of success, courage and inspiration.