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  • Writer's pictureMichele Andorfer

Late Bloomer or Late Doer: Overcoming Hesitancy and Embracing Success

Do you ever feel like you're constantly a step behind everyone else in life? If so, you might have often wondered whether you're a late bloomer or simply a late doer.


Do you often find yourself hesitating before taking the plunge into doing new things? If you've ever felt like you're lagging behind, constantly learning slower, or waiting until the last moment to make changes in your life, you're not alone. Many of us have been there, stuck in the cycle of hesitation and fear.


For as long as I can remember, I've been that person who hesitates, the one who always seems to do things later than everyone else.


Upon deeper self-reflection, I realized that this lateness wasn't just a coincidence; it was fueled by fear. Fear of looking different, fear of standing out, fear of failure, fear of being too late or too old, and perhaps the most paralyzing fear of all, the fear of what others would say.


Fear can be a powerful motivator, but it can also hold us back. These fears often keep us stuck in our comfort zones. We worry about what others might say or think. We worry we might fail. We worry our dreams may never be realized.

This fear can be paralyzing and prevent us from pursuing our dreams and passions.


Although the fear of judgment from our peers can be a powerful deterrent, holding us back from pursuing our dreams and taking risks, it's important to remember that these fears are often unfounded or exaggerated. Most people are too busy with their own lives to watch our every move.


But the question remains: Is it too late for someone who has always hesitated? The answer is a resounding no. It's never too late to change your habits, follow your instincts, and embrace the inner voice that guides you. Taking action might feel scary, but it's a critical step toward achieving your goals and finding success.


One crucial lesson I've learned is the power of commitment. While I once believed I was a late bloomer, I've come to understand that I was more of a late doer. It was a choice. I was a watcher, observing from the sidelines, and it was a habit I needed to break. The key to breaking this habit is to commit to your goals and aspirations. Once you make that commitment, you'll find the courage to overcome your hesitancy and take the necessary steps to achieve your dreams.


Here are some effective ways to get past the hesitancy:


Set Clear Goals: Define what you want to achieve and create a clear plan of action. Having a roadmap can help you overcome the fear of uncertainty.


Take Small Steps: Start with manageable tasks that build your confidence gradually. Small wins can inspire you to tackle bigger challenges.


Seek Support: Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, or mentors who can provide guidance and encouragement.


Embrace Failure: Understand that failure is a part of the learning process. Instead of fearing it, see it as an opportunity to grow and improve.


Once you overcome your hesitation and fears, you'll experience a sense of accomplishment and self-worth that can only come from stepping outside your comfort zone and pursuing your passions.



Being a late doer doesn't have to be a life sentence. It's never too late to start, change, or pursue your dreams. The key is to recognize the role fear plays in your hesitation and take steps to overcome it. Challenge the late doer within you, listen to your instincts, and commit to your goals. The journey may be scary, but the destination is worth it – a life filled with joy, happiness, and fulfillment.


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