Bach Flower Advice

Why it's never too late to change

Why it's never too late to change

The world goes on

Everything changes. The way we work, the way we move, the way we communicate: all that has changed in the past. Or are you still using tapes to listen to your music? And this is not only a technical issue. The things we eat, the values we have, the relationships we are in; it seems like nothing is like it was before. So if the world goes on, why should we stay as we are? Exactly, we have to adapt ourselves to the changes of our environment.

Your life goes on

Do you remember the fears you had as a child? How do you think about it today? The more we experience, the more we are able to judge or value things more correctly. What has scared us in the past leaves us laughing today. We gained knowledge and experience as we developed in our lives, to help us today to be able judge more sophisticatedly and - even more important - to put things into the right perspective.

Your skills have improved

Take a look back on your achievements: Presumably you finished school, learned a profession, you have worked, found a partner or founded a family, you had highs and lows and all this contributed to the person you are. Today you know more than you did in the past, your skills have improved, your personality has grown. Why do you think this process is over now? There is no reason to believe it is, that’s why you have no reason to believe that you can’t take on future challenges either. 

Aptitude is not everything

We all know people who can draw better, play better or sing better than we do. Sometimes it looks like other people do not need to learn things like we used to, their aptitude allows them to achieve better results than we are able to, even if we practice and learn more and more. But aptitude is not everything; even Mozart had to practice everyday since his 5th birthday. The reason is: diligence and endurance are very important aspects too. If there is something new you like to learn, and you feel that you don’t have the aptitude to make it just like that - don’t worry, you can still do it! Learning step by step is the most efficient way to improve one’s skills and abilities, no matter how long it takes, you will move forward every day, bit by bit. Just giving up like that is not a great option.

Feeling tired and exhausted

You feel tired and exhausted and you think that you lack the power to change anything? Every single day we wake up brings new chances, new opportunities and new options to us. We just need to be aware of this fact. Maybe you feel exhausted and tired today, but what about tomorrow? If you are so sure that you will wake up the same way tomorrow, maybe you should go to bed earlier? Or eat differently? Or take measures to have a better night’s sleep? Is it your job? Then get rid of it!! If there are reasons for your exhaustion, you should work on them, eliminate blockades or solve the problems you are dealing with. Maybe you cannot do this on your own, then you should seek professional help! Everybody is exhausted or tired sometimes, but not always!      

What do you mean with “too late”?

As long as you are not laying in a hospice, it is not too late for anything. Are you still breathing? Then get up and move on! Time is a relative concept, meaning there is no thing like too late or too early - it always depends on the circumstances. You can be late at the station and still be able to catch the train - if it comes later than scheduled. Furthermore, what is early for one person might be late for another one. Some people finish their studies in the early 20’s; other people are still at the university with 35 years. Will these people all be too late? Rather not. Some of the most famous actors started their career in their late 30’s (like Gene Hackmann) and Morgan Freeman was already 52 years old when he became famous with the movie “Driving Miss Daisy”. If these actors were thinking that they were already too old, we would have much less of these good movies.

Don’t be afraid of changes, it is never too late. Maybe today is not the right moment, but tomorrow the world might look different again. Making changes is quite always just a question of willingness; it is never a question of time. And if you look back at this moment in a few years, maybe this was the turning point in your life? You will never know, unless you try it!

Created by Tom Vermeersch ()

Tom Vermeersch

Tom Vermeersch is a certified Psychologist and Bach flower expert with more than 30 years of experience.

Other articles

Can you accept things you can't change? Take our quiz!

Your relationship ends, or you lose your job, and you get stuck in a rut of negative thoughts and suffering. How good are you at letting go of grudges and accepting that some things are beyond your control? Take our quiz to find out!

How to stop everything going wrong

Do you always feel that everything’s always going wrong? Find out how to stop this cycle of bad thoughts in its tracks. When you think positively, things will start to appear positive and you will eventually feel more positive and optimistic.

How to break your bad habits

Bad habits waste your energy and time. They disrupt your life, risk your health and stop you from achieving your aims. So why do we do them? And what can we do to break our bad habits?

Why not me?

It's natural to compare our own lives with those of others - weighing up the pros and cons of situations helps us make decisions. But there can be a downside when you find you're constantly comparing yourself with others, envying their seemingly perfect lives and wondering why they are luckier, more prosperous, and better looking than you.

Are you stuck in a rut?

Sometimes it’s hard to notice when we've become trapped in familiar routines. Take our quiz to find out if you’re stuck in a rut and what you can do about it.

Feeling blue?

Feeling blue? You're not alone! We all feel sad at times; it's a normal human emotion. Sometimes, it's clear to see what has triggered our depression. Common reasons for feeling sad include bereavement, the end of a relationship, losing your job or money problems. But it's not always so clearcut.

Being Happy by Yourself

Do you ever feel lonely? Do you think it’s possible to be happy by yourself? Being happy by yourself is perfectly feasible. We’ve come up with a list of helpful tips for you to consider that turns being alone into a positive state of affairs. Read our advice here.

Letting go of the past: 5 tips

Lynn Anderson told it very nicely in her song “I beg your pardon; I never promised you a rose garden”. Life isn’t all roses and everybody experiences something they would rather not once in their life.

Why a life without stress and obstacles is unrewarding

Stress can be both good and bad; it’s up to you how you look at it. But too much stress can be dangerous. Read more about stress in this article!

Are you resilient enough? Take our quiz!

Do you have enough resilience to face the world out there? Take our quiz to find out how resilient you are and find tips on how to build your mental resilience.

Why it's never too late to change

Why it's never too late to change
Why it's never too late to change

The world goes on

Everything changes. The way we work, the way we move, the way we communicate: all that has changed in the past. Or are you still using tapes to listen to your music? And this is not only a technical issue. The things we eat, the values we have, the relationships we are in; it seems like nothing is like it was before. So if the world goes on, why should we stay as we are? Exactly, we have to adapt ourselves to the changes of our environment.

Your life goes on

Do you remember the fears you had as a child? How do you think about it today? The more we experience, the more we are able to judge or value things more correctly. What has scared us in the past leaves us laughing today. We gained knowledge and experience as we developed in our lives, to help us today to be able judge more sophisticatedly and - even more important - to put things into the right perspective.

Your skills have improved

Take a look back on your achievements: Presumably you finished school, learned a profession, you have worked, found a partner or founded a family, you had highs and lows and all this contributed to the person you are. Today you know more than you did in the past, your skills have improved, your personality has grown. Why do you think this process is over now? There is no reason to believe it is, that’s why you have no reason to believe that you can’t take on future challenges either. 

Aptitude is not everything

We all know people who can draw better, play better or sing better than we do. Sometimes it looks like other people do not need to learn things like we used to, their aptitude allows them to achieve better results than we are able to, even if we practice and learn more and more. But aptitude is not everything; even Mozart had to practice everyday since his 5th birthday. The reason is: diligence and endurance are very important aspects too. If there is something new you like to learn, and you feel that you don’t have the aptitude to make it just like that - don’t worry, you can still do it! Learning step by step is the most efficient way to improve one’s skills and abilities, no matter how long it takes, you will move forward every day, bit by bit. Just giving up like that is not a great option.

Feeling tired and exhausted

You feel tired and exhausted and you think that you lack the power to change anything? Every single day we wake up brings new chances, new opportunities and new options to us. We just need to be aware of this fact. Maybe you feel exhausted and tired today, but what about tomorrow? If you are so sure that you will wake up the same way tomorrow, maybe you should go to bed earlier? Or eat differently? Or take measures to have a better night’s sleep? Is it your job? Then get rid of it!! If there are reasons for your exhaustion, you should work on them, eliminate blockades or solve the problems you are dealing with. Maybe you cannot do this on your own, then you should seek professional help! Everybody is exhausted or tired sometimes, but not always!      

What do you mean with “too late”?

As long as you are not laying in a hospice, it is not too late for anything. Are you still breathing? Then get up and move on! Time is a relative concept, meaning there is no thing like too late or too early - it always depends on the circumstances. You can be late at the station and still be able to catch the train - if it comes later than scheduled. Furthermore, what is early for one person might be late for another one. Some people finish their studies in the early 20’s; other people are still at the university with 35 years. Will these people all be too late? Rather not. Some of the most famous actors started their career in their late 30’s (like Gene Hackmann) and Morgan Freeman was already 52 years old when he became famous with the movie “Driving Miss Daisy”. If these actors were thinking that they were already too old, we would have much less of these good movies.

Don’t be afraid of changes, it is never too late. Maybe today is not the right moment, but tomorrow the world might look different again. Making changes is quite always just a question of willingness; it is never a question of time. And if you look back at this moment in a few years, maybe this was the turning point in your life? You will never know, unless you try it!


Marie Pure

Other articles


Can you accept things you can't change Take our quiz!

Can you accept things you can't change? Take our quiz!

Your relationship ends, or you lose your job, and you get stuck in a rut of negative thoughts and suffering. How good are you at letting go of grudges and accepting that some things are beyond your control? Take our quiz to find out!

Read the complete article

How to stop everything going wrong

How to stop everything going wrong

Do you always feel that everything’s always going wrong? Find out how to stop this cycle of bad thoughts in its tracks. When you think positively, things will start to appear positive and you will eventually feel more positive and optimistic.

Read the complete article

How to break your bad habits

How to break your bad habits

Bad habits waste your energy and time. They disrupt your life, risk your health and stop you from achieving your aims. So why do we do them? And what can we do to break our bad habits?

Read the complete article

Why not me

Why not me?

It's natural to compare our own lives with those of others - weighing up the pros and cons of situations helps us make decisions. But there can be a downside when you find you're constantly comparing yourself with others, envying their seemingly perfect lives and wondering why they are luckier, more prosperous, and better looking than you.

Read the complete article

Are you stuck in a rut

Are you stuck in a rut?

Sometimes it’s hard to notice when we've become trapped in familiar routines. Take our quiz to find out if you’re stuck in a rut and what you can do about it.

Read the complete article

Feeling blue

Feeling blue?

Feeling blue? You're not alone! We all feel sad at times; it's a normal human emotion. Sometimes, it's clear to see what has triggered our depression. Common reasons for feeling sad include bereavement, the end of a relationship, losing your job or money problems. But it's not always so clearcut.

Read the complete article

Being Happy by Yourself

Being Happy by Yourself

Do you ever feel lonely? Do you think it’s possible to be happy by yourself? Being happy by yourself is perfectly feasible. We’ve come up with a list of helpful tips for you to consider that turns being alone into a positive state of affairs. Read our advice here.

Read the complete article

verleden-loslaten

Letting go of the past: 5 tips

Lynn Anderson told it very nicely in her song “I beg your pardon; I never promised you a rose garden”. Life isn’t all roses and everybody experiences something they would rather not once in their life.

Read the complete article

Why a life without stress and obstacles is unrewarding

Why a life without stress and obstacles is unrewarding

Stress can be both good and bad; it’s up to you how you look at it. But too much stress can be dangerous. Read more about stress in this article!

Read the complete article

Are you resilient enough Take our quiz!

Are you resilient enough? Take our quiz!

Do you have enough resilience to face the world out there? Take our quiz to find out how resilient you are and find tips on how to build your mental resilience.

Read the complete article

Bach Flowers are not medicinal but harmless plant extracts which are used to support health.

© 2024 Mariepure - Webdesign Publi4u

Free personal advice for your problem?

Are you unsure which Bach flowers can help you? Contact Tom for free advice.

tom vermeersch
Tom Vermeersch

Yes, I want free advice

No thanks, I will do my own research