After playing for ten years in the minor league, and working as a math tutor, Andre Ingram got the call he had been waiting for. At age 32, he made his debut this week in the NBA for the LA Lakers. Scoring four three-pointers and 19 points overall, it was a night that dreams are made of. The crowd started yelling, “M-V-P!” Some of the players on the team his age had already played almost 1000 NBA games. And this was Ingram’s first.
It’s never too late.
Do you have a dream that you think is past its best before date? Is there a course you considered taking, a hobby you wanted to spend more time on or a place you wanted to visit?
The only thing you need is action. Mixed with a little grit, perseverance, dedication and passion. All things you have inside of you. You just have to do something. And you have to start today.
Singer Phillip Sweet said, “Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not clichés but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.”
If Andre Ingram can be a rookie in the NBA at age 32, what can you do? The answer is anything.